PWG> New Category of 'Informational' for IPPFAX

PWG> New Category of 'Informational' for IPPFAX

Norbert Schade norbertschade at
Wed Mar 24 19:16:40 EST 2004

I second the idea and the procedure!

Norbert Schade
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "McDonald, Ira" <imcdonald at>
To: <pwg at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 6:34 PM
Subject: PWG> New Category of 'Informational' for IPPFAX

> Hi,
> The IPPFAX team is now working on a final version of
> the IPPFAX/1.0 Protocol spec.  But this document will
> NOT be submitted for 'last call' or subsequent Formal
> Vote, because the necessary evidence of prototyping 
> isn't available.
> So, our problem is that the completed technical spec
> goes 'on the shelf' in a hidden location in working
> draft for eternity.  If someone WANTED to prototype,
> there is no labelling at all (in the Web or FTP
> interfaces) that the document is 'finished'.
> I suggested to the IPPFAX team today that we add a
> new top level directory 'pub/pwg/informational/',
> that contains documents which HAVE gone through
> a 'last call' (and resolved all issues) but have
> NOT had a Formal Vote, with filenames such as:
> info-ifx10-20040820.doc/pdf
> And cover page boilerplate that does NOT use the
> word Standard, but says for example:
> 'PWG Informational IPPFAX/1.0 Protocol - 1st Edition'
> And have an Abstract with informational boilerplate.
> Comments?
> Cheers,
> - Ira
> PS - It's conceivable that this could be a method
> for publishing the (already completed) PSI/1.0 
> spec, which may or may not ever be adopted in
> some future Formal Vote.
> Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
> Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
> PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
> phone: +1-906-494-2434
> email: imcdonald at

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