IPP> RFC: Add required document-format values for IPP v2?

IPP> RFC: Add required document-format values for IPP v2?

IPP> RFC: Add required document-format values for IPP v2?

Paul Tykodi ptykodi at tykodi.com
Mon Jul 28 10:06:01 EDT 2008


Hi Michael,

As far as I know, IPP support is slowly working its way into network printer
interfaces for the label printing niche (both impact and direct
thermal/thermal transfer print technologies) and into some of the dot matrix
printer NIC's as well.

These types of printers do not support the same document formats as the
inkjet and laser technology based printers.

If IPP were to become involved with specifying document formats, I think it
would be a good idea to create a separate IPP document formats track with
its own RFC or PWG based specification that could be referenced by the ippv2
documents.

Best Regards,

/Paul
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ipp at pwg.org [mailto:owner-ipp at pwg.org] On Behalf Of Michael R
> Sweet
> Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 5:26 PM
> To: ipp at pwg.org
> Subject: IPP> RFC: Add required document-format values for IPP v2?
> 
> All,
> 
> In today's telecon I brought up a question about whether it would be
> a benefit to define a set of document formats that devices must
> support.  This would have large benefits for interoperability and
> the ability for clients of all shapes and sizes to print without
> specialized printer drivers.
> 
> The wording I am thinking of is:
> 
>       REQUIRED DOCUMENT FORMATS
> 
>       IPP v2 devices MUST support one of the following document
>       formats:
> 
>           document-format          Details
>           ----------------------------------------------------
>           application/pdf          ISO 32000-1:2008,
>                                    ISO 19005-1:2005 (PDF/A),
>                                    or PDF/IS?
>           application/xhtml+xml    XHTML-Print
>           image/jpeg               W3C JFIF* encapsulation
>           image/png                ISO 15948, RFC 2083
>           ----------------------------------------------------
>           * http://www.w3.org/Graphics/JPEG/jfif3.pdf
> 
> I have not included application/postscript in the list because it
> isn't standardized beyond simple page descriptions, both in the
> official and real-world senses, and in many cases PostScript
> printers require some level of device-dependent commands to be
> used (think PPD files).
> 
> Likewise, I have not included image/tiff since TIFF is a catch-all
> for thousands of sub-formats, and the most common sub-formats
> (TIFF-G3 and TIFF-G4) are limited to reproduction of monochrome
> graphics which make them less useful as a general printing format.
> 
> Comments?
> 
> --
> ______________________________________________________________________
> Michael R Sweet                        Senior Printing System Engineer
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