It is a serious mistake to limit email to human-readable.
Otherwise I agree with your MUST for email below.
The IETF does NOT like intranet-only solutions in IETF
standards (they usually simply remove them). And a MUST
solution for the Internet proper that can't convey the full
'application/ipp' semantics is going to fail approval by
If we are developing an Internet standard then we should
get on with it and abide by the IETF's rules and philosopy.
- Ira McDonald, consulting architect at Xerox and Sharp
High North Inc
I feel a more accurate way of looking at it is:
1. If a device is configured to provide event notification across the
Internet it MUST support mailto
2. If a device is configured to provide event notification in the context
of an Intranet it SHOULD support INDP
We could live with the proposal to bind human/mail vs. machine/indp.
However, this ignores the fact that INDP also handles human readable.
IBM Printing Systems
Subject: IPP> notification methods
Following the SF meeting I would like to formally propose the following.
1. If a device wants to expose human readable events then it MUST support
2. If a device wants to expose machine readable events then it MUST
But we do not UNCONDITIONALLY require either.
(Now dons flame-proof clothing and awaits flaming)
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