Printer MIB

Printer MIB

Printer MIB

Bob Pentecost bpenteco at
Mon Nov 4 13:26:18 EST 1996

Thanks to Randy for getting the Printer MIB updated.

I looked for a change that I expected and found that it had not been made. 
When I checked the October meeting minutes, I couldn't find a record of the 
discussion I had in my own notes. From my notes I have:

Input Switching Group

This is a new group of objects that was added to provide timeouts for 
manual feed operations. The group will be generalized to provide timeouts 
for all media load requests. InputManualFeedTimeout will become 
InputMediaLoadTimeout. Tom H. will post the changes.

Does anyone recall this discussion?

Looking further I found that the items covered at the October meeting 
didn't make it into the document. Specifically, from the meeting minutes:

Discussion Items: Pentecost/HP
The following is from a MIB review held at HP.
1., third paragraph: After "... it removes the corresponding 
leading edge event." add "Removing the leading edge entry may cause the 
unary change event alertRemovalOfBinaryChangeEntry to be added to the ta  

2. Appendix A: Add definitions for: spot color, process color, impressions. 

3. Appendix E: Update authors & addresses; add Binnur Al-Kazily as an 
4. Appendix A: Collation description should read "...placing the pages from 
separate copies into separate ordered sets, ready for binding." By 
including "separate output bins" the definition is unnecessarily 
5. Item deleted (already fixed).

6. prtInputMediaType: The object "prtInputMediaColor" indicates that the
implementor is free to add additional string values as long as they follow 
a certain naming convention. This object makes no such mention. Does this 
imply that the implementor may NOT add additional strings?

7. prtOutputPageCollated: Description should be continued with "Collation 
is the process by which multiple copy output places the pages from separate 
copies into separate ordered sets, ready for binding".

8. prtOutputOffsetStacking: Description should be continued with "Offset
stacking is the process by which output pages are physically displaced in 
order to separate them"

9. prtMediaPathMaxSpeed: If using "impressions per hour" unit of measure, 
there is no indication of the size of paper that will deliver that 
performance. This number is meaningful only for a specific (but
unspecified) size of paper.

10. prtInterpreterLangFamily: Remove the sentence "This type 2 list of
enumerations requires review before additional entries are made."

The following are the results/decision relating to the above items:
#1. Approved, add sentence after 3rd sentence in
#2. Approved, Spot Color, Process Color and Impressions will be written by 
Tom Hastings and sent to the mailing list.
#3. Approved, authors and participants will be updated by Don Wright and 
forwarded to the editor.
#4, Approved
#5. Already done.
#6. Approved.  Add workding about ISO9070 from prtInputMediaColor to 
prtInputMediatype something like "Implementors may add additional string
values. The naming conventions in ISO 9070 are recommended in order to
avoid potential name clashes." to end of prtInputMediaType description.
#7. Approved.  Add definition of collation from the glossary.
#8. Approved. Add definition of offset stacking from the glossary.
#9. Rejected.  Good idea but impractical to implement differently.  Most 
implementors will spec this based on Letter or A4 paper.
#10. Approved because this information is already stated elsewhere.

The following are considered to be typos and will be fixed by the editor 
unless he discovers them to be otherwise.


I didn't check the complete list of typos, but it appeared that some were 
fixed and some were not.

While these changes are of a clarifying nature I believe that they should 
be in the document, especially in light of the fact that we spent meeting 
time to approve them.

Bob Pentecost

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