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Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Implementer's Guide (RFC2639)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003227D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Hastings: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe all aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). IPP is an application level protocol that can be used for distributed printing using Internet tools and technologies. This document contains information that supplements the IPP Model and Semantics [RFC2566] and the IPP Transport and Encoding [RFC2565] documents. It is intended to help implementers understand IPP/1.0 and some of the considerations that may assist them in the design of their client and/or IPP object implementations. For example, a typical order of processing requests is given, including error checking. Motivation for some of the specification decisions is also included.

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Network Working Group T. Hastings

Request for Comments: 2639 C. Manros

Category: Informational Xerox Corporation

July 1999

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Implementer's Guide

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document is one of a set of documents, which together describe

all aspects of a new Internet Printing Protocol (IPP). IPP is an

application level protocol that can be used for distributed printing

using Internet tools and technologies. This document contains

information that supplements the IPP Model and Semantics [RFC2566]

and the IPP Transport and Encoding [RFC2565] documents. It is

intended to help implementers understand IPP/1.0 and some of the

considerations that may assist them in the design of their client

and/or IPP object implementations. For example, a typical order of

processing requests is given, including error checking. Motivation

for some of the specification decisions is also included.

The full set of IPP documents includes:

Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol [RFC2567]

Rationale for the Structure and Model and Protocol for the Internet

Printing Protocol [RFC2568]

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Model and Semantics [RFC2566]

Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Encoding and Transport [RFC2565]

Mapping between LPD and IPP Protocols [RFC2569]

The document, "Design Goals for an Internet Printing Protocol", takes

a broad look at distributed printing functionality, and it enumerates

real-life scenarios that help to clarify the features that need to be

included in a printing protocol for the Internet. It identifies

requirements for three types of users: end users, operators, and

administrators. The design goals document calls out a subset of end

user requirements that are satisfied in IPP/1.0. Operator and

administrator requirements are out of scope for version 1.0.

The document, "Rationale for the Structure and Model and Protocol for

the Internet Printing Protocol", describes IPP from a high level

view, defines a roadmap for the various documents that form the suite

of IPP specifications, and gives background and rationale for the

IETF working group's major decisions.

The document, "Internet Printing Protocol/1.0: Model and Semantics",

describes a simplified model with abstract objects, their attributes,

and their operations. The model introduces a Printer and a Job. The

Job supports multiple documents per Job. The model document also

addresses how security, internationalization, and directory issues

are addressed.

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