PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Unavailable vs. Broken - review by April 17th

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Unavailable vs. Broken - review by April 17th

Re: PMP> Unavailable vs. Broken - review by April 17th

Matt Young (myoung@boi.hp.com)
Thu, 16 Apr 1998 10:06:12 -0600

The current HP code returns "Unavailable and OnRequest" for all the
listed alerts except "Marker Supply Missing", which returns "Unavailable
because Broken".

I searched for a definition of what these status values are supposed to
mean and was not able to find any. It certainly appears to make more
sense to return "OnRequest" because there are very few cases (at least
for HP printers) where these alerts are caused by errors that require
some type of repair.

Harry Lewis wrote:
>
> The "Top-25" alert definitions specify subUnitStatus "Unavailable because
> Broken" for
>
> Jam
> Cover/Door Open
> Input Tray Missing
> Output Tray Missing
> Output Tray Full
> Marker Supply Missing
> Marker Supply Empty
>
> During the PMP last call, Tom Hastings wrote
>
> >We were wondering why we didn't use "Unavailable and OnRequest"
> >...for something that requires human attention, but is not broken?
>
> While we do not want to entirely resurface this discussion, we are giving
> everyone until 4/17 to review their interpretations or implementations of the
> Top-25 to see if there is major misunderstanding.
>
> Please review with your product development teams and reply before Friday, 4/17.
>
> Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems

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Matt Young
(myoung@boi.hp.com)  Hewlett-Packard Department LaserJet Division