IPP> MOD - Re. Paper size

IPP> MOD - Re. Paper size

IPP> MOD - Re. Paper size

Carl-Uno Manros carl at manros.com
Mon Mar 17 10:18:06 EST 1997


I am not sure if you understood my proposal.  I did not suggest
that the printer had to do reformatting to the new media, but
that you reduce each page image slightly to make it fit on the 
other media. A number of applications are able to do this today;
would it be impossible to have the printer do the same? 

As for 80% I tend to think it is within. Anybody who is dealing 
with sending print files over either the Atlantic or the Pacific 
is bound to have this problem. This is a typical Internet problem 
vs. a LAN or intranet one. The guys who standardized media failed 
considerably in this area, which means that people like us need 
to find a remedy. Am I really on my own here?


At 08:22 AM 3/17/97 EST, Don Wright wrote:
>While quite an interesting problem (and which Lexmark has 
>solved with its Windows and OS/2 drivers) I do think it is out
>of scope for IPP.  This function is more than a simple turn on/
>turn off operation like stapling, etc., it really changes the 
>appearance of the document.  Then again, I think trying
>to use late binding to do duplex is WRONG because it
>cannot change the footers, for example, to keep the page
>numbers on the outside edges of the bound pages.  This is
>just another example.  Should the printer do a page eject
>when the A4 lines exceed the US Letter page length?  Should
>it just shrink the A4 page to fit on US Letter? etc? etc? etc?
>Late binding cannot propoerly solve this problem and a
>half-baked solution won't work because every printer is not
>capable of handling this and the server surely isn't.  If you
>don't format the document for the right paper size, don't 
>expect the spooling system or the transport layer to
>fix it for you.
>Sure I'd like for IPP to solve every problem but I don't
>think this is one can be reasonably done on our schedule 
>nor do I think it falls in the 80% region.
>My 2 cents worth....
>To: ipp%pwg.org @ interlock.lexmark.com @ SMTP
>cc:  (bcc: Don Wright)
>From: carl%manros.com @ interlock.lexmark.com (Carl-Uno Manros) @ SMTP
>Date: 03/16/97 10:59:12 AM
>Subject: IPP> MOD - Paper size
>It just occured to me that during the last IETF meeting several people
>brought up the trouble with papersizes (US Letter vs. A4), a problem they
>hoped that IPP would help solve.
>As far as I can see there are two possibble approaches that we can take
>(there may be more):
>1) To have a "shrink to fit" attribute, which would cover both the need to
>reduce the width of the page image of a US Letter formatted document to fit
>on the more narrow A4 media, or to reduce the length of an A4 page image to
>fit the shorter US Letter media.
>2) To instruct people to use the "best fit" option for the media attribute
>and hope that the printer is clever enough to figure out that it has to
>reduce the page image to fit.
>Whichever way we go, I think it is important that we have an answer on this
>for the upcoming IETF meeting, as well as put it in as an example in the MOD
>My 2 cents..

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