WIMS> Rewrite of I18N and Terms for Counter spec

WIMS> Rewrite of I18N and Terms for Counter spec

WIMS> Rewrite of I18N and Terms for Counter spec

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Wed Mar 23 17:27:33 EST 2005


Hi Bill,                                       Wednesday (23 March 2005)

Below is a new section 9 'Internationalization Considerations' and a new
section 2.2 'Other Terminology' with revised definitions (with normative
sources cited inline).

Please note my addition of new definitions for the terms Down Mode,
Idle (state), Processing (state), Unknown (virtual), and User Mode.
And the definition of Impression was merged from both the Job Mon MIB
and IPP to provide a sharper definition.

Comments?

Cheers,
- Ira


Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com
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9  Internationalization Considerations

Because this document only defines integer abstract elements and does
not define any string abstract elements, there are no applicable
internationalization considerations.

The abstract elements defined in this document may be mapped to a
concrete syntax (e.g., XML schema, SNMP MIB, or IPP/1.1 [RFC2911]), but
there would still be no applicable internationalization considerations.

User applications (e.g., accounting or monitoring) displaying counters
SHOULD conform to all the best practice recommendations in "IETF Policy
on Character Sets and Languages" [RFC2277].  For example, counter labels
and help text should be stored in message catalogs indexed by language
tags [RFC3066].
- Ira

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2.2 Other Terminology

This document imports all of the terms defined in section 2 of the PWG
Semantic Model [PWG5105.1] (e.g., "Element", "Printer", and "Data
Class").

In addition, the following terms are imported or generalized from other
source documents:

Auxiliary - Auxiliary content (e.g.  banner sheets, confirmations, and
separator sheets) is associated with a user job, but is not part of the
user job Datastream content.  An Auxiliary counter tracks the work
performed processing Auxiliary content.  Auxiliary content is separated
from Datastream content because accounting for Auxiliary content is
often determined by site policy rather than by explicit user request.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Auxiliary content
    from the Auxiliary Sheet group in the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805].

Datastream - Datastream content is the logical content of a user job
document or image stream.  A Datastream counter tracks the work
performed processing Datastream content.  For example:  (a) the content
of a word processing document and all of its transformations as an end
user creates and ultimately prints the document (from application source
format to page description language or raster format and finally to
impositions impressed on media sheets); (b) the content of an image
stream created whan a stack of media sheets is copied (i.e., scanned and
printed).

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Datastream content
    from the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911] (which
    sometimes uses the term 'print-stream').

Device - An abstract object that represents a hardware component of a
network host system that supports one imaging function (e.g., copy) and
may be associated with one or more upstream Service objects.  A Device
object exposes for monitoring and management every associated Subunit
(e.g., Marker) on that network host system.

    Source:  This document defines the Device object as an extension and
    generalization of the Printer object in the Printer MIB v2
    [RFC3805].

Down Mode - A System or Service in User Mode cannot perform user jobs
or maintenance jobs.  Down Mode corresponds to an 'hrDeviceStatus' of
'down' in the Host Resources MIB [RFC2790].

    Source:  This document defines User Mode consistently with
    the usage in the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Duplex - The printing of job impressions on both sides of a media
sheet, as opposed to Simplex.  See Impression.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Duplex printing
    from IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Idle - A System or Service is in the Idle state (and the User Mode) when
new user jobs can start processing without waiting.  Idle state
corresponds to a 'printer-state' of 'idle' in IPP/1.1 [RFC2911] and an
'hrDeviceStatus' of 'running' or 'warning' in the Host Resources MIB
[RFC2790].

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Idle state from
    IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Image - A digital representation of a virtual media sheet side.

    Source:  This document defines Image consistently with the usage in
    the Job Monitoring MIB [RFC2707] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Impression - An Impression is the passage of one entire side of a media
sheet by a marker, whether or not any marks are made and independent
of the number of passes that the side makes past the marker.  An
Impression may contain more than one user job logical page.  See
Number-up.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Impression from
    the Job Monitoring MIB [RFC2707] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Job - Job content includes all Datastream, Auxiliary, Maintenance, and
Waste content.  A Job counter aggregates the corresponding Datastream,
Auxiliary, Maintenance, Waste, and (virtual) Unknown counters.

    Source:  This document defines Job content consistently with the
    usage in the Job Monitoring MIB [RFC2707] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Maintenance Mode - A System or Service in Maintenance Mode performs
only diagnostic, repair, calibration or other non-user maintenance jobs.
Maintenance Mode corresponds to an 'hrDeviceStatus' of 'testing' in the
Host Resources MIB [RFC2790].

    Source:  This document defines Maintenance Mode consistently with
    the usage in the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Number-up (N-up) - The number of user job logical pages to be imposed
on each side of a single media sheet.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Number-up from
    from the 'number-up' attribute in IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Page - A page is a logical division of an original source document.

    Source:  This document defines a logical Page consistently with
    the usage in the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Processing - A System or Service is in the Processing state (and the
User Mode) when one or more user jobs are currently processing.
Processing state corresponds to a 'printer-state' of 'idle' in IPP/1.1
[RFC2911] and an 'hrDeviceStatus' of 'running' or 'warning' in the Host
Resources MIB [RFC2790].

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Processing state
    from IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Service - An abstract object that represents a software component of a
network host system that supports one or more imaging functions (e.g.,
copy, print, and scan) and may be associated with one or more downstream
Device objects.  A Service object exposes for monitoring and management
every associated Subunit (e.g., Channel) on that network host system.

    Source:  This document defines the Service object as an extension
    and generalization of the Printer object in IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Sheet - A media sheet is a single instance of a medium, whether printing
on one or both sides of the medium.  See Impression and Page.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of a media sheet from
    the Job Monitoring MIB [RFC2707].


Simplex - The printing of job impressions on only one side of each media
sheet, as opposed to Duplex.  See Impression.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Simplex printing
    from IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Subunit - Subunits are components that make up the physical device or
product.  Subunits do not necessarily relate directly to any physically
identifiable mechanism such as an input tray.  Subunits can also be a
set of definable logical processes, such as Interpreters that process
page description languages.

    Source:  This document imports this definition of Subunit from the
    Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805].

System - An abstract object that represents a network host system and
that may support one or more configured Services or Devices on that
network host system.  A System object exposes for monitoring and
management every configured Subunit (e.g., Console) on that network host
system.

    Source:  This document defines the System object as an extension and
    generalization of the System group in IETF MIB-II [RFC1213] and the
    System group in Host Resources MIB [RFC2790].

Unknown - Unknown content has not been discriminated as Datastream,
Auxiliary, Waste, or Maintenance.  An Unknown counter is a virtual
counter that can be derived.

    Source:  This document defines the virtual Unknown content class to
    clarify the aggregation of individual work counters to Job counters.

User Mode - A System or Service in User Mode can perform user jobs
(i.e., non-maintenance jobs).  User Mode corresponds to an
'hrDeviceStatus' of 'running' or 'warning' in the Host Resources MIB
[RFC2790].

    Source:  This document defines User Mode consistently with
    the usage in the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].

Waste - Waste work is always associated with a user job but is not
associated with either Datastream or Auxiliary content and is typically
associated with a condition or problem with a Device in an Imaging
System (e.g., jam impressions, purged jam recovery impressions, process
run out, or fuser clean up impressions).

    Source:  This document defines Waste consistently with the usage in
    the Printer MIB v2 [RFC3805] and IPP/1.1 [RFC2911].



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