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

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

RE: IPP> Re: IPP Scheme

Bennett, Joel H (Joel.Bennett@usa.xerox.com)
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 05:09:57 PDT

So I suppose, if I follow this argument, that the problem with HTTP: is that
it hides the fact that this is really TCP/IP? And perhaps, the problem with
ftp: and mailto: URL's as well? why to we even need one at all? why not
just have them all be "/www.xerox.com/mypage.html" and
"/printers.xerox.com/myprinter" and "/ftp.xerox.com/myfilestorage" ;-)

>-----Original Message-----
>
>
>> >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

As always, in HIS hands,
Joel H. Bennett
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