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

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

Re: IPP> Re: IPP Scheme

Keith Moore (moore@cs.utk.edu)
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 15:00:37 -0400

> >The problem with using http: for printers is that it hides the fact
> >that the resource is a printer.
>
> ... and the problem with "ipp:" is that it hides the fact that
> the protocol is really HTTP!!!

I guess I consider it more important for the URL to describe the
end resource that it's providing, than for it to describe the
underlying protocol(s). We don't have tcp: or ip: URLs; we have
URLs for higher level services. Some URL schemes don't imply a
particular protocol. However, for every URL scheme that uses the
name of a protocol, the URL names the highest layer protocol
on the stack, rather than some lower layer.

Keith