We have just got feedback from the RFC Editors that they are working on the
IPP/1.0 set of documents.
However, they are still waiting to get a version of the Implementer's Guide
for IPP/1.0, which is referenced from the other IPP/1.0 documents.
I will send the our February version I-D to the IESG immediately, as this
was last called on March 2, closing on March 19, without any official
Any further updates to the Implementer's Guide, including the issues
discovered in the March IPP bake-off, will need to be folded into a later
version of the Guide.
From: Manros, Carl-Uno B [mailto:cmanros at cp10.es.xerox.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 1:40 PM
Cc: Moore, Keith; Fältström, Patrik
Subject: IPP> ADM - Working Group Last Call for Internet Printing
Protocol/1.0: Implementer's Guide
This is a working group Last Call for the "Internet Printing Protocol/1.0:
Implementer's Guide". The latest version of this document has been
forwarded to the Internet Draft directory as
PDF and Word versions of the draft are also posted at the ietf-ipp web site:
The Last Call notice follows:
This is a formal request for final comments within the IETF IPP
working group for one document. The document is "Internet Printing
Protocol/1.0: Implementer's Guide" which is being proposed for forwarding on
to the IESG for consideration an Informational RFC to complement the
previous suite of IPP/1.0 documents. This is a working group product, which
has been thoroughly discussed since mid 1998.
The document has undergone considerable review and revisions during the past
month and I believe that we now have working group consensus on its
adequacy. It is recognized that this document will need to be updated with
any additional experience that we accumulate over time, but we should get
the current version out as an RFC to a wider audience at this stage.
The purpose of a working group Last Call is in the style of "speak now or
forever hold your peace" in case there are fundamental objections which have
not gotten previous or adequate discussion, or minor errors which need
Last Calls are for a minimum of 2 weeks. To give ample time for comments
from our Bake-off meeting on March 9-12, the period for working group
comments will close on Friday, 19 March (US Pacific time reference).
The relevant document is:
Title : Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Implementer's
Author(s) : T. Hastings, C. Manros
Filename : draft-ietf-ipp-implementers-guide-01.txt
Pages : 58
Date : 26-Feb-99
This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe all
aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). IPP is an
application level protocol that can be used for distributed printing
using Internet tools and technologies. This document contains
information that supplements the IPP Model and Semantics [IPP-MOD] and
the IPP Transport and Encoding [IPP-PRO] documents. It is intended to
help implementers understand IPP/1.0 and some of the considerations that
may assist them in the design of their client and/or IPP object
implementations. For example, a typical order of processing requests is
given, including error checking. Motivation for some of the
specification decisions is also included.
A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
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"anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in,
type "cd internet-drafts" and then
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