IPP> QUALDOCS 2ND BOF Agenda ?

IPP> QUALDOCS 2ND BOF Agenda ?

IPP> QUALDOCS 2ND BOF Agenda ?

Richard Shockey rshockey at ix.netcom.com
Mon Oct 11 16:38:56 EDT 1999


I've been trying to secure a 2nd BOF spot for QUALDOCS at IETF Washington DC.

I think there are a number of issues that are worth covering before a 
decision is made to request that a formal WG be formed.

1. We have a draft Goals Document that needs to be reviewed.

>A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
>http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-klyne-qualdoc-goals-00.txt

We should make some decision whether this draft is suitable as a separate 
document or is more appropriate as an addendum to  RFC 2542 the Goals and 
Requirements for Internet Fax document authored by Larry Masinter.

On that basis we should discuss possible directions the work could 
take.  Both the IETF FAX group and the IPP group within the IETF are 
winding down operations. Its possible that both groups may re charter for 
new work.

At the last BOF it was pretty clear that there were 2 basic avenues to take 
.. either use IPP as the baseline protocol or some SMTP SESSION mode.

Since there is no current work contemplated on creating a SMTP SESSION 
protocol, it seems reasonable to conclude that IPP is the most likely 
candidate to develop a QUALDOCS supported protocol.

The question is a new WG needed or should this be part of ongoing IPP 
developments?

Thoughts?  Ideas ??




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