IPP> MIME-types and alignment

IPP> MIME-types and alignment

IPP> MIME-types and alignment

Harry Lewis harryl at us.ibm.com
Tue Aug 19 19:20:32 EDT 1997

Larry, you inquired...

>However, I would like to inquire if there are clients of printer MIBs
>that use the enum list of printer interpreters for anything other
>than displaying to the user of a system monitoring device for
>informational display, i.e., whether the protocol use within printer
>MIB could be replaced with a comment string without affecting the
>operational stability of any application.

Printer discovery may be coupled with programmatic use of the Interpreter
table to facilitate selection of the correct driver in a printing system.

Also, there are disadvantages to MIME for memory constrained systems
(typical devices or end-nodes). An integer representation is much more
concise and alleviates storing translations. Granted, most PDL names
are not likely to require translation but I'm not entirely certain for
all of them (use "PAGES" as an example").

Harry Lewis

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