IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

Mon, 13 Jul 1998 08:47:37 -0400

My points are:

1. I am not really concerned about cases where "ipp:" is handled under the
covers by computers.

2. In cases where people handle URL's, I think the "http:" URL is better
from a number of perspectives which I have already described. Some how
people seem to figure out business cards that say:

Phone: 606-232-4808
Fax: 606-232-6740

even though the phone numbers look very similar to the fax numbers.
Equally, I think people can handle quite well (largely because it looks
like the familiar web URL they are used to):

Web: http://www.lexmark.com
Printer: http://printer1.bldg035.lexmark.com

* Don Wright don@lexmark.com *
* Product Manager, Strategic Alliances *
* Lexmark International *
* 740 New Circle Rd *
* Lexington, Ky 40550 *
* 606-232-4808 (phone) 606-232-6740 (fax) *

Scott Lawrence <lawrence%agranat.com@interlock.lexmark.com> on 07/13/98
08:20:41 AM

To: Ipp%Pwg.Org@interlock.lexmark.com
cc: Keith Moore <moore%cs.utk.edu@interlock.lexmark.com> (bcc: Don
bcc: Don Wright
Subject: Re: IPP> Re: New IPP Scheme

don@lexmark.com wrote:

> >That's not true. ipp: would appear "on the wire" in all sorts of
> >places -- in HTML documents, LDAP responses, ACAP responses, etc. --
> >any time someone needs to refer to a printer.
> >
> >Keith

don@lexmark.com wrote:

> Yes, but in all these cases, a human being does not see this raw
> It is technically irrelevant whether the responses say "ipp:", "http:",
> anything else for that matter.

Without taking sides on this debate, it is worth pointing out that the
developers of the web all thought that ordinary users would never deal
directly with URLs at all - only HTML authors would ever see them. We all
see them every day in mail, TV, newspapers, billboards...

Scott Lawrence            Consulting Engineer        <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.   Embedded Web Technology     http://www.agranat.com/