Internet Printing Project Phone Call Minutes
April 16, 1997
The meeting started at 3PM PDT on April 16 leb by Carl-Uno Manros The
Don Wright - Lexmark
Scott Isaacson - Novell
Jay Martin - Underscore
Carl-Uno Manros - Xerox
Steve Zilles - Adobe
Bob Herriot - Sun
Jeff Copeland - QMS
Mabry Dozier - QMS
Roger deBry - IBM
Randy Turner - Sharp Labs
The agenda was
Discuss proposed Press Release text
Discuss results of IETF Meeting in Memphis
Agree on next face to face meeting in San Diego
awareness of IPP
promote the Printer Working Group
Requests on the e-mail list were
1. Remove most of the history to avoid a conflict with a prior Novell
E.g., It was formed by the Printer Working Group in November and
chartered by the IETF in March.
2. Tone down the discussion of Fax
Could perhaps have a scenario that shows how remote print delivery would
provide an alternative to making a phone call to transmit documents.
3. Give more credit to DPA
Discussion concensus was that we should not mention DPA, but should
only refer to prior (DPA, LPR, ...) standards efforts.
"Builds on the broad experience with working with prior printing job
submission standardization efforts."
Action Items, due end of day Monday, April 21
Roger will draft how world will change based on the
Don will get a quote from an analyst and will assemble the contributions
Carl-Uno will rewrite history
LAST WEEKS MEETING
There is an ad hoc group that is designing a registry for directory
schemas; they are not proposing a syntax for the schema, however.
In the directory document we need to discuss how (cached) directory
entries will be kept up with the actual properties of the printers
on-line when printers can be "hot switched"
The "two protocol" (Multipart/formdata over HTTP POST and
Application/IPP over ToBeDetermined) approach was presented
The ADs made it clear that one protocol must be chosen as "required"
The was strong encouragement from experienced IETF participants that
protocols where there is only one choice have succeed far better than
protocols which have multiple formats; we were encouraged to pick only
Harald A. had observed that we can define a mapping from
Multipart/formdata over HTTP POST onto Application/IPP over TBD, but not
We should examine SASL (an I-D at draft 8) and the TSL I-Ds (which are
in for final call on April 25) as solutions to our security problem.
The goals for security are not clear yet; we are investigating
mechanisms that we might prototype to see what would be workable.
IPP URL format?
Much like the special URL format proposed for FAX, do we need a URL
format for "TBD"
Minutes from IPP WG in Memphis
Don's minutes have been forwarded to IETF already.
NEXT FACE TO FACE MEETING
Carl-Uno will tell SD that we would like to accept the off campus
location for the Wednesday meeting of the IPP
The Model group will meet by phone at the normal time on Friday, April
The Protocol group will meet by phone Monday, April 21 at 10 AM PDT, Bob
Herriot will arrange the call and send info to the mailing list.
The Security group will meet on Thursday, April 24, Carl-Uno will send
out the details.