> > 1) Both Basic and Digest are OPTIONAL for use with HTTP/1.1
> > ...
>> Then may I respectfully suggest that we make them OPTIONAL for IPP
> as well? If the IETF approves the HTTP/1.1 with that wording, then
> certainly IPP/1.1 will get approved...
Nope. HTTP and IPP are different problem spaces. The need for
authentication in IPP has nothing to do with the need for
authentication in HTTP.