Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantics
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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

Abstract

   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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Sweet & McDonald             Standards Track                    [Page 2]
RFC 8011              IPP/1.1: Model and Semantics          January 2017

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................9
      1.1. Simplified Printing Model .................................12
   2. Conventions Used in This Document ..............................15
      2.1. Requirements Language .....................................15
      2.2. Printing Terminology ......................................15
      2.3. Model Terminology .........................................16
           2.3.1. Administrator ......................................16
           2.3.2. Attributes .........................................16
                  2.3.2.1. Attribute Group Name ......................16
                  2.3.2.2. Attribute Name ............................16
                  2.3.2.3. Attribute Syntax ..........................16
                  2.3.2.4. Attribute Value ...........................17
           2.3.3. End User ...........................................17
           2.3.4. Impression .........................................17
           2.3.5. Input Page .........................................17
           2.3.6. Job Creation Operation .............................17
           2.3.7. Keyword ............................................17
           2.3.8. Media Sheet ........................................18
           2.3.9. Operator ...........................................18
           2.3.10. Set ...............................................18
           2.3.11. Support of Attributes .............................18
           2.3.12. Terminating State .................................21
      2.4. Abbreviations .............................................21
   3. IPP Objects ....................................................22
      3.1. Printer Object ............................................22
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