Was the PWG Bake-Off a Success or Failure?

Was the PWG Bake-Off a Success or Failure?

Was the PWG Bake-Off a Success or Failure?

Gail Songer Gail.Songer at eng.efi.com
Mon Aug 5 17:22:52 EDT 1996


Bill,


What do you mean by "busy"?


We only meant that the printer could not process data any longer which appears
to be in step with your definition.


Oppps,  I see where you might have misunderstood me.  By "not print for some
reason" I meant that there was an error on the printer or the front is
displaying a message that must be acknowledged by an operator(or application)
before printing can resume.


Gail


On Aug 5,  5:02pm, Bill Wagner wrote:
> Subject: Re[2]: Was the PWG Bake-Off a Success or Failure?
>      Gail,
>
>      Although the RFC discusses off-line (offline in different places...
>      are we going to make that consistent?), it does not offer a concise
>      definition. My recollection is that this was one of those things that
>      "everyone knows what it means" (although there are several distinctly
>      different meanings). Thus, there seemed to be no possibility of coming
>      to consensus.
>
>      Indeed, off-line may mean that data cannot be accepted by the printer,
>      or that the (selected) interpreter will not accept any more, although
>      the input buffers will still fill up. It may signify a state requiring
>      human action to put the unit on-line, although the printer may have
>      gone off-line either by operator action or by some critical failure. I
>      have even heard a definition that requires that the printer cease all
>      mechanical motion when it id off-line. However, I have not previously
>      heard of a printer going off line when it is (what I would call) busy,
>      which appears to be the Lexmark implementation.
>
>      It seems to me that this was one of those "left to the discretion of
>      the manufacturer" items.
>
>      Bill Wagner, DPI
>
>



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