[IPP] Interest in developing an "IPP for Dummies" document?

[IPP] Interest in developing an "IPP for Dummies" document?

[IPP] Interest in developing an "IPP for Dummies" document?

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Fri Dec 1 15:16:31 UTC 2017


I've setup a Github repository for this and any other informal documents we may want to develop:

    https://github.com/istopwg/pwg-books

Everyone that is associated with the istopwg organization should have write access - please let me know your Github account if you need access.

I'll push a directory with the initial outline below later today.  Since this isn't a formal technical publication of the PWG, I'd like to do the text of the book as a series of Markdown files for each chapter - these can be reviewed (with history) through the Github site, and can be "published" to HTML, PDF, and EPUB files using my HTMLDOC software (https://michaelrsweet.github.io/htmldoc) for ease of distribution/viewing.  For those not familiar with Markdown, here is the original post from Mark Gruber:

    https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

(HTMLDOC supports a subset of what is now known as "CommonMark")



> On Nov 30, 2017, at 3:10 PM, Michael Sweet <msweet at apple.com> wrote:
> 
> All,
> 
> I'm seeing a lot of questions from users of different IPP-based projects (CUPS, node.js, etc.) that show a fundamental lack of understanding of basic IPP concepts - URIs, attribute syntaxes (types), etc. - and I generally hesitate before pointing them at the various specifications because IPP is such a large, multi-headed beast.
> 
> Do people have any interest in working on an "IPP for Dummies" document that would provide a beginners (application developer's) guide to IPP?  A rough table-of-contents might be:
> 
> 1. Introduction
>   a. What is IPP? (short history)
>   b. URIs
>   c. Requests/Responses
>   d. Attributes and Groups
>   e. Attribute Syntaxes (types)
> 2. Print Jobs
>   a. What are Print Jobs?
>   b. Job Description Attributes
>   c. Job Status Attributes
>   d. Job Template Attributes
>   e. Documents
> 3. Printers
>   a. What are Printers?
>   b. Printer Description Attributes
>   c. Printer Status Attributes
>   d. Printer Capabilities
> 4. Submitting Print Jobs
>   a. CUPS API Examples
>   b. Node.js API Examples
> 5. Checking Job and Printer Status
>   a. CUPS API Examples
>   b. Node.js API Examples
> 6. IPP Map
>   (visual map of IPP specifications)
> 
> Thoughts?
> 
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