IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt

RE: IPP> I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt

Josh Cohen (joshco@microsoft.com)
Tue, 17 Feb 1998 10:08:35 -0800

its not just microsoft.
Scott lawrence from agranat systems, an embedded web server
vendor is listed as a co-author as well.

In addition, while they havent been listed as co-authors,
inktomi (cache vendor), netscape, have voiced support for that
argument.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger K Debry [mailto:rdebry@us.ibm.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 9:54 AM
> To: ipp@pwg.org
> Subject: IPP> I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt
>
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> In case you did not notice this, Josh Cohen and a crowd of other
> Microsoft folks have published an Internet Draft on overloading POST.
>
> Roger K deBry
> Senior Technical Staff Member
> Architecture and Technology
> IBM Printing Systems
> email: rdebry@us.ibm.com
> phone: 1-303-924-4080
>
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> ---------------------- Forwarded by Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM
> on 02/17/98 10:52
> AM ---------------------------
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> Carl Kugler
> 02/17/98 10:11 AM
> To: Steve Gebert/Boulder/IBM, Roger K Debry/Boulder/IBM, Harry
> Lewis/Boulder/IBM, Keith Carter/Austin/IBM
> cc:
> From: Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM @ IBMUS
> Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt
>
>
> Have you seen Josh's new Internet-Draft?
>
> For those unfamiliar with the issue at hand, IPP, the Internet
> Printing Protocol, has submitted their protocol for last call which
> provides print functionality over HTTP. To encode the protocol, a
> binary protocol payload is transmitted as the body of a POST.
> ...
> Our recommendation is in part philosophical in that we believe that
> new methods are a more clean way to deal with new functionality.
> However, our most pressing reason is the security consequences of
> overloading POST.
>
> ---------------------- Forwarded by Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM
> on 02/17/98 10:08
> AM ---------------------------
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> scoya@cnri.reston.va.us on 02/17/98 06:32:54 AM
> Please respond to Internet-Drafts@ns.ietf.org @ internet
> To: IETF-Announce@ns.ietf.org @ internet
> cc:
> Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt
>
>
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line
> Internet-Drafts directories.
>
>
> Title : Don't Go Postal - An argument against
> improperly overloading the HTTP POST Method
> Author(s) : J. Cohen et al.
> Filename : draft-cohen-http-ext-postal-00.txt
> Pages :
> Date : 16-Feb-98
>
> As time goes on, more and more groups are extending HTTP's
> functionality. In
> using HTTP, a decision is made to either use a new method name for new
> functionality or to overload an existing one such as POST.
> Our belief is that
> in most cases, overloading existing method names, with POST
> as a particularly
> troublesome example, is a bad idea. We, as a group of
> individuals, suggest
> that the default requirement for new HTTP functionality must
> be to create a new
> method name.
>
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