IPP> MIME-types and alignment

IPP> MIME-types and alignment

IPP> MIME-types and alignment

Bill Wagner bwagner at digprod.com
Tue Aug 19 18:18:23 EDT 1997


     
     In reply to:
     
     Subject: Re: IPP> MIME-types and alignment
     Author:  AlBrahme <albrahme at byas.com> at Internet
     Date:    8/18/97 6:58 PM
     
     
     >>It should be noted that previous investigations intended to bring 
     >>the  MIME registry up to the point of being able to sufficiently 
     >>identify   printer languages have been given up as too major an 
     >>effort with too  little benefit.
     
     
     >Well, what about the reverse? How will printer MIB be updated to
     >include MIME  types?
     
     Al:
     
     It is my undersanding that the printer MIB  prtInterpreterLangFamily 
     enumerations of printer page description languages are type 2 
     enumerations, and that the registry is maintained by IANA. By my 
     recall, a request may be submitted to the PWG identifying the name of 
     the language, a brief description, an identification of the owner and 
     a reference to the definitive document describing it. It would also be 
     desirable to provide  information to be included in the 
     prtInterpreterLangLevel and prtInterpreterLangVersion fields.
     
     I did not follow the specific thread that evidentally caused your 
     problem with TiffF, but it should be noted that langTIFF(40) has long 
     been included in the Printer MIB. If TiffF represents a new family, it 
     should be accepted as such. If it repersents a new level and/or 
     version, then there would appear no need to get a new enumeration.
     
     The method of identifying languages, although less than perfect, 
     appeared to best address the constraints of the printer companies who 
     owned and used these languages. This process was not developed 
     arbitrarily and there have been several attempts in the past to make 
     the registry more uniform and usable. There have also been volunteers 
     who were going to re-register all of the combinations in MIME... but 
     for some reason they have not been heard from for some time. 
     
     I suspect that the PWG has no objection to using or including MIME 
     encoding, but in past it has found such coding inappropriate. I would 
     also observe that, because of the tight cost constraints on printers, 
     there has been an attempt to minimize long text string objects. And 
     with regard to the suggestion that less popular languages need not be 
     included, that does not seem to be in the spirit of providing 
     compatability with the existing equipment base.
     
     Bill Wagner, Osicom/DPI




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Subject: Re: IPP> MIME-types and alignment
Author:  AlBrahme <albrahme at byas.com> at Internet
Date:    8/18/97 6:58 PM




Bill Wagner wrote:
     
> 
>      It should be noted that previous investigations intended to bring the 
>      MIME registry up to the point of being able to sufficiently identify 
>      printer languages have been given up as too major an effort with too 
>      little benefit.
> 
     
  Well, what about the reverse? How will printer MIB be updated to
include
  MIME  types?
     
 /al



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