IPP>MOD Concern about Event Notification Content

IPP>MOD Concern about Event Notification Content

IPP>MOD Concern about Event Notification Content

Jay Martin jkm at underscore.com
Thu Oct 16 22:02:18 EDT 1997


I think it is way too late to get notification down *right* for
IPP v1.0, and therefore it should be removed altogether for v1.0
and put high on the list for v1.1 (or whatever we call the "next"
version of IPP).


	...jay




Robert Herriot wrote:
> 
> I just noticed that the IPP model document now has an Event Notification
> Content attribute whose format is US-ASCII even though it is intended
> for machine consumption.
> 
> I am concerned about freezing this format into the standard because
> I think that it is a mistake.
> 
> I suggest that the format of this message should be in the IPP protocol
> format so that the notification content can represent whatever the
> protocol can represent.  Text in different languages is one thing
> that comes to mind.
> 
> This means that for HTTP, the content would go as an application/ipp
> entity in an HTTP request and we need a new IPP operation called "notify".
> 
> For email, it could go as a Multipart/alternative with one part
> text/plain whose content is specified but whose format is unspecified
> and with another part which is application/ipp. Alternatively, we
> could have two variants of email, one for human consumption and one
> for machine consumption.
> 
> Although we may be too late in the process to solve this problem as I
> have suggested, it is not too late to remove the specification of the
> Event Notification Content so that we don't freeze a mistake.
> 
> Bob Herriot



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