IPP> Re: Last Call comment to remove redirect URL and status code from IPPGET

IPP> Re: Last Call comment to remove redirect URL and status code from IPPGET

IPP> Re: Last Call comment to remove redirect URL and status code from IPPGET

Robert Herriot bob at herriot.com
Wed Jul 31 05:05:07 EDT 2002


Harry says that redirect is simple to implement. I agree, but implementation
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 is
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.

Bob Herriot

----- 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>; "Ted
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
IPPGET


> Hi,
>
> 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.
>
> Cheers,
> - 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
> notification...
>
>  > 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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