Bonjour Printer Subtype for HTTP

Q: How do I get my printer to show up in the Printers section of Safari's Bonjour browser?

A: Starting in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Safari's Bonjour browser displays Bonjour enabled printers in their own section. If you make a Bonjour enabled network printer, you can enable your printer to appear in the Printers section by registering a service of type _http._tcp with a subtype of _printer. This can be accomplished using the standard registration APIs by using a service type of _http._tcp,_printer; notice the comma after _tcp.

Document Revision History

2008-03-25Restructured the document to clarify possible ambiguities.
2008-03-20Describes how printer vendors can register their bonjour service such that Safari can see them.

Posted: 2008-03-25

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