In our PWG IPP phone conference today we discussed how to organize our
various emerging IPP documents, based on the discussions held in the PWG
meeting in San Diego last week, which BTW resulted in a strong
recommendation to do our first transfer mapping to HTTP 1.1 (warts and all,
more about that later).
As we need to update our IETF charter text in the near future, I would like
to get the groups reaction on the following proposal for our series of IPP
documents to be produced.
We have a number of basic standards track documents that are less likely to
require change once they are agreed:
IPP Model and Semantics
IPP Directory Schema
IPP Encoding of Operations
All of the above documents should contain transport independent information.
We would then need a transfer specific IPP Profile document (on the
standards track), that would reference the 4 documents listed above:
Profile for running IPP over HTTP 1.1 (this would include some of HTTP
specific security protocol recommendations).
In addition, we have the two informational documents that are NOT on the
Internet Printing Requirements
Mappings between IPP and RFC 1179
We probably do not need to reference these explicitly from the standards
Can I get your reactions on whether these are the right documents to be
An alternative that has been discussed is to merge the IPP Encoding of
Operations with the Profile for running IPP over HTTP 1.1 document. Do we
gain a lot by keeping these as two separate documents?
Principal Engineer - Advanced Printing Standards - Xerox Corporation
701 S. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA, M/S: ESAE-231
Phone +1-310-333 8273, Fax +1-310-333 5514
Email: manros at cp10.es.xerox.com