We will hold our normal weekly conference in Wednesday.
I want to get to closure on the remaining show stoppers,
so the editors can finish up the next set of drafts to
be sent to the IESG for their final review.
Based on the discussion with the Application Area
Directors last weeek, I consider the discussion about
a separate default port for IPP closed. This was the
preferred method from the IESG to distinguish IPP
from other HTTP traffic and seemed to get overall
approval from the members of the WG. I have sent in
the application for an IPP port to the IANA registry.
Subjects from Keith Moore's review that might need
some further discussion are:
1) Do we really need a new ipp: scheme, when we introduce
the new port? Are we clear on all the consequences of
introducing a new scheme? Can we fit in a security parameter,
when we define the new scheme?
(Larry Masinter and Randy Turner are working on a draft -
hopefully ready for the Wednesday phone call).
2) Considering that we have the new default port number for
IPP, do we need to also distinguish IPP by using a PRINT
method rather than POST?
Another subject which has been discussed on the DL is:
3) Do we want to keep the redundant (and potentially
conflicting) operation attributes for Print-URI and Job-URI
in the MIME structure, or take them out?
I would like to focus the discussion around these three
subjects. I do not think that there are any further
issues to discuss at this point, apart from reviewing
the minor editorials that we have already agreed on
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