IPP> ADM - IETF IPP WG Last Call for: Internet Printing Protocol(IPP) : The 'collection' attribute syntax <draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt>

IPP> ADM - IETF IPP WG Last Call for: Internet Printing Protocol(IPP) : The 'collection' attribute syntax <draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt>

IPP> ADM - IETF IPP WG Last Call for: Internet Printing Protocol(IPP) : The 'collection' attribute syntax <draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt>

Manros, Carl-Uno B cmanros at cp10.es.xerox.com
Fri Jul 7 14:19:40 EDT 2000


All,

This is a working group Last Call for the "Internet Printing 
Protocol(IPP): The 'collection' attribute syntax".  
The latest version of this document has been
forwarded to the Internet Draft directory as
<draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.tx>.

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(IPP): The 'collection' attribute syntax" which is being proposed 
for forwarding on to the IESG for publication as an RFC to complement the
previous suite of IPP/1.1 documents. This is a working group product, which
has been thoroughly discussed since mid 1999. 

Please note that I would like to see your comments on whether you want to
see 
this document published as Informational, Experimental or Standards Track
RFC. 
The document "Internet Printing Protocol	(IPP): Job and Printer Set 
Operations" that was IPP WG Last Called and closed on May 12, 2000 without 
comments, actually refers to this document. In order to progress the "Job
and 
Printer Set Operations" document as Standards Track document, then either
this 
document also has to be a Standards Track document, or we need to remove the

parts in the Job and Printer Set Operations document which refers to the 
'collection' syntax. Although this functionality has been considered 
"over-the-top" by some members of the IPP WG, I would like to emphasize that

other common syntaxes like XML and ASN.1 have provided this kind of 
functionality from the beginning. For now, this is an OPTIONAL extension for

IPP/1.0 and 1.1.

The document has undergone considerable review and revisions during the past

year and I believe that we now have working group consensus on its adequacy.


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
correction.

Last Calls are for a minimum of 2 weeks. We will start the Last Call period
today Friday 7 June, 2000 and the period for working group comments will
close on Friday, 21 June (US Pacific time reference), 2000.

The relevant document is:

	Title		: Internet Printing Protocol(IPP): The 'collection' 
                          attribute syntax
	Author(s)	: R. deBry, T. Hastings, R. Herriot, K. Ocke, P.
Zehler
	Filename	: draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt
	Pages		: 26
	Date		: 06-Jul-00
	
This document specifies an OPTIONAL attribute syntax called
'collection' for use with the Internet Printing Protocol/1.0
(IPP) [RFC2565, RFC2566], IPP/1.1 [ipp-mod, ipp-pro], and
subsequent versions. A 'collection' is a container holding one or
more named values, which are called 'member' attributes.  A
collection allows data to be grouped like a PostScript dictionary
or a Java Map.  This document also specifies the conformance
requirements for a definition document that defines a collection
attribute.

A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt

Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username
"anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in,
type "cd internet-drafts" and then
	"get draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt".

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or ftp://ftp.ietf.org/ietf/1shadow-sites.txt


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Sincerely,

Carl-Uno Manros
Chair of IETF IPP WG

Principal Engineer - Xerox Architecture Center - Xerox Corporation
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