IFX Mail Archive: Re: Capability exchange and interoperability

IFX Mail Archive: Re: Capability exchange and interoperability

Re: Capability exchange and interoperability

Nick Webb (nwebb@auco.com)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 15:28:41 -0700

>I don't think capability exchange is the whole story.
>
>Required baseline support is what guarantees interoperability. (As TIFF-S
>for Internet fax.)
>
>Capability exchange allows systems to use better capabilities when both
>parties can support them.

Exactly, and IPP currently has capability exchange but lacks any baseline
requirement. This is one area that QualDocs should extend the IPP
specification.
Cheers,
Nick Webb