Alternative Languages and Encoding for Internet Printing

Alternative Languages and Encoding for Internet Printing

Alternative Languages and Encoding for Internet Printing

Tom Hastings hastings at cp10.es.xerox.com
Fri Nov 8 01:53:53 EST 1996


Here are some thoughts on how HTTP could be extended for the user printing
functions for the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) project.


Tom


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>To: xerox-ldpa at cp10.es.xerox.com
>Subject: Re: Alternative Languages and Encoding for LDPA
>From: Larry Masinter <masinter at parc.xerox.com>
>Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 13:29:12 PST
>
>It's interesting to look at the HTTP/1.1 specification for the large
>number of places where things senders might send must be ignored.
>
>I know Bill Janssen is working on a paper on extensibility in Internet
>protocols, and it's an interesting subject.
>
>
># What would help is to have a specific proposal of how to extend
># HTTP to have the following DPA/LDPA operations:
>#    SubmitJob
>#    CancelJob
>#    ListJobAttributes
>#    ModifyJob
>#    ResubmitJob
>
>This is similar to the discussion we're having in the "Distributed
>Authoring and Versioning" group, which is trying to build a profile
>for doing document management at web sites (e.g., such as FrontPage,
>MKS Source Integrity, Documentum, etc. are doing).  In that group, as
>here, the issue is: New methods, or POST with new content? 
>   You might want to look at the home page for that working group:
>
>   http://www.ics.uci.edu/~ejw/versioning/
>
>We have good participation from Xerox in this group, and the
>possibilities of converging DMA functionality and the web looks good.
>
>SubmitJob could easily be a POST which returns a job attributes and a
>Location: header that is the Job URL. CancelJob could be done with a
>DELETE of the Job URL, ListJobAttributes might be GET of the Job URL,
>ModifyJob could be a PUT of the Job URL with a new set of Job
>Attributes (or Post). I don't know what ResubmitJob might be, but
>perhaps it's a POST too.
>
>
>
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