IPP Mail Archive: IPP> ADM - IETF IPP WG Last Call for: Inte

IPP Mail Archive: IPP> ADM - IETF IPP WG Last Call for: Inte

IPP> ADM - IETF IPP WG Last Call for: Internet Printing Protocol(IPP) : The 'collection' attribute syntax <draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt>

From: Manros, Carl-Uno B (cmanros@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 14:19:40 EDT

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    All,

    This is a working group Last Call for the "Internet Printing
    Protocol(IPP): The 'collection' attribute syntax".
    The latest version of this document has been
    forwarded to the Internet Draft directory as
    <draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.tx>.

    The Last Call notice follows:

    This is a formal request for final comments within the IETF IPP
    working group for one document. The document is "Internet Printing
    Protocol(IPP): The 'collection' attribute syntax" which is being proposed
    for forwarding on to the IESG for publication as an RFC to complement the
    previous suite of IPP/1.1 documents. This is a working group product, which
    has been thoroughly discussed since mid 1999.

    Please note that I would like to see your comments on whether you want to
    see
    this document published as Informational, Experimental or Standards Track
    RFC.
    The document "Internet Printing Protocol (IPP): Job and Printer Set
    Operations" that was IPP WG Last Called and closed on May 12, 2000 without
    comments, actually refers to this document. In order to progress the "Job
    and
    Printer Set Operations" document as Standards Track document, then either
    this
    document also has to be a Standards Track document, or we need to remove the

    parts in the Job and Printer Set Operations document which refers to the
    'collection' syntax. Although this functionality has been considered
    "over-the-top" by some members of the IPP WG, I would like to emphasize that

    other common syntaxes like XML and ASN.1 have provided this kind of
    functionality from the beginning. For now, this is an OPTIONAL extension for

    IPP/1.0 and 1.1.

    The document has undergone considerable review and revisions during the past

    year and I believe that we now have working group consensus on its adequacy.

    The purpose of a working group Last Call is in the style of "speak now or
    forever hold your peace" in case there are fundamental objections which have
    not gotten previous or adequate discussion, or minor errors which need
    correction.

    Last Calls are for a minimum of 2 weeks. We will start the Last Call period
    today Friday 7 June, 2000 and the period for working group comments will
    close on Friday, 21 June (US Pacific time reference), 2000.

    The relevant document is:

            Title : Internet Printing Protocol(IPP): The 'collection'
                              attribute syntax
            Author(s) : R. deBry, T. Hastings, R. Herriot, K. Ocke, P.
    Zehler
            Filename : draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt
            Pages : 26
            Date : 06-Jul-00
            
    This document specifies an OPTIONAL attribute syntax called
    'collection' for use with the Internet Printing Protocol/1.0
    (IPP) [RFC2565, RFC2566], IPP/1.1 [ipp-mod, ipp-pro], and
    subsequent versions. A 'collection' is a container holding one or
    more named values, which are called 'member' attributes. A
    collection allows data to be grouped like a PostScript dictionary
    or a Java Map. This document also specifies the conformance
    requirements for a definition document that defines a collection
    attribute.

    A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
    http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt

    Internet-Drafts are also available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username
    "anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in,
    type "cd internet-drafts" and then
            "get draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt".

    A list of Internet-Drafts directories can be found in
    http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html
    or ftp://ftp.ietf.org/ietf/1shadow-sites.txt

    Internet-Drafts can also be obtained by e-mail.

    Send a message to:
            mailserv@ietf.org.
    In the body type:
            "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ipp-collection-03.txt".
            
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    Internet-Draft.

    Sincerely,

    Carl-Uno Manros
    Chair of IETF IPP WG

    Principal Engineer - Xerox Architecture Center - Xerox Corporation
    701 S. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA, M/S: ESAE-231
    Phone +1-310-333 8273, Fax +1-310-333 5514
    Email: manros@cp10.es.xerox.com



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