[IPP] PDF Raster and IPP Scan

[IPP] PDF Raster and IPP Scan

[IPP] PDF Raster and IPP Scan

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 20:54:33 UTC 2017


Two cents - Till has been wanting to do GSoC projects for a couple of years
to replace the not very secure, not very capable Network TWAIN protocol
with IPP Scan (possibly preserving the apparent TWAIN local interfaces).
He's been waiting for a few MFPs that support IPP Scan to begin prototyping.

I agree w/ Mike - PDF Raster is just another conforming subset of PDF.  IPP
Scan doesn't need any update to support it.

Note that PWG PDF/is was co-written by Adobe folks.

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
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On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:01 PM, Michael Sweet <msweet at apple.com> wrote:

> Bill,
> But PDF Raster *IS* PDF, and meets the requirements of IPP Scan.
> > On Sep 5, 2017, at 3:57 PM, wamwagner at comcast.net wrote:
> >
> > Mike,
> > Understood that IPPScan requires PDF. My comment was that downgrading
> that requirement for scan services to PDF Raster would allow the lower end
> scanners that do not support full PDF (i.e. those devices for which PDF
> Raster is intended) to still implement and  claim support for IPP Scan.
> Understood that it is unclear whether PDF Scan really allows for a
> significantly simpler scanner, it would appear that this TWAIN effort would
> enable a class of cloud-capable  scanner that could not use IPP Scan.
> Indeed, it is unclear whether that would bother anyone.
> >
> > Thanks, Bill Wagner
> >
> > Sent from Mail for Windows 10
> >
> > From: Michael Sweet
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 8:12 AM
> > To: William Wagner
> > Cc: Smith Kennedy; Paul Tykodi; ipp at pwg.org
> > Subject: Re: [IPP] PDF Raster and IPP Scan
> >
> > Bill,
> >
> > > On Sep 1, 2017, at 10:37 AM, wamwagner at comcast.net wrote:
> > >
> > > By quick skim, PDF/Raster appears to be the raster capability the
> exists within PDF, with some additional restrictions. Not quite sure why it
> requires a separate specification, except for  the comment that it is the
> file format required by “TWAIN Working Group’s new TWAIN Direct
> specification -- the first zero-footprint, cloud-based version of its
> royalty free open standard protocol that allows applications to talk
> directly to document scanners without the need for vendor specific
> drivers.” That us the rub and would suggest that IPP Everwhere/Scan  would
> have some very serious competition, if we ever formalized it. The scanner
> industry has a long history using TWAIN and, as in other areas, it will
> tend to continue with what is familiar. Still, a common imaging protocol
> for MFDs may find some support.
> > >
> > > The IPP Scan Service spec appears to require that Scan Services
> support PDF.  Modifying that to allow lower end devices to support a PDF
> subset not be a major effort and might have some benefit in showing some
> degree of universality. Is there any product that uses IPP Scan?
> >
> > I can't answer that specifically, but given that IPP Scan requires PDF
> support and this is a strict PDF subset, there would be no problems
> supporting it in an IPP Scan implementation.  We could even register this
> spec using a pdf-versions-supported keyword value - no spec updates needed.
> >
> > _________________________________________________________
> > Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer
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