For example, the notion of putting a printer URL on your business card was
heavily discussed during development of IPP.
IBM Printing Systems
harryl at us.ibm.com
"Mark Anthony Beadles" <mark.beadles at columbus.rr.com> on 10/27/99 12:59:30
To: Harry Lewis/Boulder/IBM at IBMUS
cc: "'Glen Zorn'" <gwz at acm.org>, "'Maximilian Riegel'"
<maximilian.riegel at icn.siemens.de>, roamops at tdmx.rutgers.edu,
"'Calhoun, Patrice'" <pcalhoun at eng.sun.com>, ipp at pwg.org, ifx at pwg.org
Subject: IPP> RE: New internet draft:
Do you anticipate that printer URLs will become a mechanism for
party-to-party communication, like FAX is now? If so, then what is the
difference between a printer and a FAX?
Doesn't "printer" imply a device that I use to create a physical _copy_ of
my document, while a FAX implies that I want to electronically _transmit_
document to someone else? IOW, many FAX devices nowadays contain no paper
received FAXs are displayed electronically.
If IPP is supposed to be a party-to-party communication mechanism, then it
may make sense to include this in the phone book entry for a Service
Provider's contact info.
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