PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> URGENT: Need consensus by noon PDT today on

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> URGENT: Need consensus by noon PDT today on

Re: PMP> URGENT: Need consensus by noon PDT today on

Scott Isaacson (SISAACSON@novell.com)
Tue, 22 Jul 1997 15:02:22 -0600

All,

It looks like noon has come and gone at the OK Printer Mib Corral.....
Sorry for the late post.

However, my suggestions

Long ago,
I proposed several sets of attributes for Novell channel types. I
recommended that values be UTF-8 encoded Unicode characters.

Please note that use of Unicode in Novell has been in place
(existing practice) for over 3 years. Printer, Print Server, and Queue
names are Unicode in NetWare 4.x and IntranetWare, not just
NDPS.

Therefore,
I believe that the following changes should be made to the
section on prtChannelInformation:

From:
SYNTAX DisplayString (SIZE (0..255))
To:
SYNTAX OCTET STRING (SIZE (0..255)) -- with special rules

From:
The prtChannelInformation specifies values for a
collection of channel attributes, represented as text
according to the following rules:
To:
The prtChannelInformation specifies values for a
collection of channel attributes, represented
according to the following rules:

From:
1. The prtChannelInformation is coded in the NVT ASCII
character set. It is not affected by localization.
To:
1. The prtChannelInformation keywords are coded in the
NVT ASCII
character set. They are not affected by localization.

From:
c. a data value (encoded using the encoding rules
specific
to that keyword)
To:

From:
No other characters shall be present.
To:
<remove>

Keep:
5. The prtChannelInformation value may represent
information that is not normally coded in textual form,
or that is coded in a character set other than NVT
ASCII. In these cases, whatever symbolic representation
is conventionally used for the information should be
used for encoding the prtChannelInformation. (For
instance, a binary port value might be represented as a
decimal number, Unicode would be represented in UTF-8
format.)

<Don't make it UTF-7>

Scott