Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics (RFC8011)
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jan-18
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
M. Sweet: AUTHOR [+2]
The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is an application-level protocol for distributed printing using Internet tools and technologies. IPP version 1.1 (IPP/1.1) focuses primarily on End User functionality with a few administrative operations included. IPP versions 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2 provide many new operations and are defined separately.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) M. Sweet Request for Comments: 8011 Apple Inc. Obsoletes: 2911, 3381, 3382 I. McDonald Category: Standards Track High North, Inc. ISSN: 2070-1721 January 2017
Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics
The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is an application-level protocol for distributed printing using Internet tools and technologies. This document describes a simplified model consisting of abstract objects, attributes, and operations that is independent of encoding and transport. The model consists of several objects, including Printers and Jobs. Jobs optionally support multiple Documents.
IPP semantics allow End Users and Operators to query Printer capabilities; submit Print Jobs; inquire about the status of Print Jobs and Printers; and cancel, hold, and release Print Jobs. IPP semantics also allow Operators to pause and resume Jobs and Printers.
Security, internationalization, and directory issues are also addressed by the model and semantics. The IPP message encoding and transport are described in "Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Transport" (RFC 8010).
This document obsoletes RFCs 2911, 3381, and 3382.
Status of This Memo
This is an Internet Standards Track document.
This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Further information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8011.
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RFC 8011 IPP/1.1: Model and Semantics January 2017
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