IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> ADM - Pick your favorite notifica

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> ADM - Pick your favorite notifica

RE: IPP> ADM - Pick your favorite notification delivery method by July 7

From: Anthony.Porter@xeikon.com
Date: Mon Jul 03 2000 - 05:04:17 EDT

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    > Hi Anthony,
    > Have you read RFC 2805 'URLs for Telephony' (April 2000)?

    Yes I did (but it is RFC 2806) It is fine to use 2806, but in any case the
    numbers for SMS are quite simple and invariably follow the recommendations
    of 2806, with the exception of the tel: scheme.

    I dont think that IPP need refer to SMS as such at all. It is enough to
    have a generic "short message" notification method with a URL that could be
    a telephone number. It could still be an email-address. The difference
    between this service and the email notification is that the destination is a
    device that would prefer a short message rather than a long one. It could
    be a pager or an i-mode phone, or simply an email client where the user
    would prefer a short message rather than a long one. The notification would
    be restricted to a subject line with no body.

    i-mode phones do not have a length restriction, but the user pays per packet
    of 128 bytes (which I think is around 50 Japanese characters), and the
    format of the device means that a short message is easier to handle. The
    user of an i-mode phone could still elect to receive a verbose email
    notification.

    If the URL is a telephone number, then I think that SMS is the only common
    messaging system that works internationaly without extra expense for the
    sender. There are some alternatives, but by and large they only work
    nationaly and the sender can recognise them by the number. For example the
    Belgian pager system uses a special area code, so a Belgian print service
    could in theory recognize a pager and treat it separately from an SMS
    number, but the service is practically obsolete.

    There is a protocol, SMPP, for sending SMS messages over TCP/IP, but it is
    not an IETF protocol

    Anthony



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