While I respect Bob's, Ira's, Ted's (and other's) opinions the
conversation sure seems to have adopted an arbitrary tone w.r.t. to IPP
bells, whistles and trinkets. If someone says they can use a simple
feature like redirect I see no need to block it. If it were mind bending I
would argue otherwise... but redirect is quite simple by any gauge and
doesn't even register on the scale of numbness many feel when first
Notification redirect should consist of writing the client to accept a URL
(in place of the printer URL) where it should expect to find subsequent
I can always feature the redirect... so I guess I'm going down for last
count w/o a big struggle. I don't think Bob is correct in attributing
lack of chatter as lack of significance. I think the spotlight is off IPP
and you are witnessing the polling interval.
IBM Printing Systems
"Robert Herriot" <bob at herriot.com>
07/31/2002 03:05 AM
To: "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald at sharplabs.com>, "'Mike Sweet'"
<mike at easysw.com>, "Hastings, Tom N" <hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com>
cc: Harry Lewis/Boulder/IBM at IBMUS, <Ron.Bergman at Hitachi-hkis.com>, "Ted
Tronson" <TTRONSON at novell.com>, "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald at sharplabs.com>,
<ipp at pwg.org>
Subject: Re: Last Call comment to remove redirect URL and status code from IPPGET
Harry says that redirect is simple to implement. I agree, but
is only part of the issue.
Each feature requires documentation, testing and support. There is no such
thing as a free feature.
Very few people have responded to this issue and no one has said that it
a necessary feature.
So, it would seem hard to justify keeping a feature that.seems to have no
value to anyone, but does have a cost to every vendor.
----- Original Message -----
From: "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald at sharplabs.com>
To: "'Mike Sweet'" <mike at easysw.com>; "Hastings, Tom N"
<hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com>
Cc: "Harry Lewis" <harryl at us.ibm.com>; <Ron.Bergman at Hitachi-hkis.com>;
Tronson" <TTRONSON at novell.com>; "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald at sharplabs.com>;
"Robert Herriot" <bob at herriot.com>; <ipp at pwg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 8:46 PM
Subject: RE: Last Call comment to remove redirect URL and status code from
>> If we keep it, remember it can be OPTIONAL to use but MUST be REQUIRED
> to support (for the Client - that is, IPP Clients MUST honor and use
> the redirect).
>> Does everyone want a new REQUIRED to implement application redirect
> feature (for IPP Clients)?
>> I doubt it very much. And that's the test that the IESG will apply,
> for interoperability.
> - Ira McDonald
>>> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Sweet [mailto:mike at easysw.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 9:09 PM
> To: Hastings, Tom N
> Cc: Harry Lewis; Ron.Bergman at Hitachi-hkis.com; Ted Tronson; McDonald,
> Ira; Robert Herriot; ipp at pwg.org> Subject: Re: Last Call comment to remove redirect URL and status code
> from IPPGET
>>> Hastings, Tom N wrote:
> > ...
> > Could the six commenters (see the To: line) who agreed to remove
> > redirection, please respond as to whether they are still in favor of
> > deleting the Get-Notifications redirection or that they are now
> > willing to keep Get-Notifications redirection in the IPPGET spec in
> > case someone wants to implement IPPGET with a Notification Server.
>> If we keep it, we probably do need a redirect timeout parameter, or
> to define what should happen if the redirect server doesn't handle the
>> > As Bob asks, is anyone planning to use a Notification Server or think
> > that they might want to?
>> We're not planning to.
> Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products mike at easysw.com> Printing Software for UNIX http://www.easysw.com>>
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