1 Introduction

This is a specification of the Web Point-and-Print Protocol. It is based on the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) [RFC2616].

The Web Point-and-Print Protocol provides a way for a client to download printer driver software, from a server in the client network, from a website, or directly by a print device. This supports the distribution of printer drivers using standard web technologies.

This protocol references commonly used data types as defined in [MS-DTYP].

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.