PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: Registering MIME PDLs

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: Registering MIME PDLs

PMP> RE: Registering MIME PDLs

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Thu Dec 14 2000 - 14:12:18 EST

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    Harry,

    No, I never tried to actually register MIME media types for each of the PDLs
    that are in the Printer MIB as Interpreter enums.

    PostScript and PCL already have registered MIME media types, so those enums
    don't need MIME media types.

    These MIME media types are used in IPP and UPnP to represent the document
    format of a job submission and the document formats supported by a Printer.

    The XHTML/Print document format (that is being worked on for the W3C for use
    in such protocols as UPnP and Bluetooth) needs to be registered as a MIME
    type with IANA when it is further along. We probably need to figure out
    earlier than that which MIME media type tree it would fit under.

    The Printer MIB WG (PMP) should also allocate a Printer MIB interpreter enum
    for XHTML/Print as well when the spec is further along.

    As a completely separate activity, the PWG should figure out what of the
    other Printer MIB interpreter enum values have MIME media types. Of course
    any of the owners that need MIME media types for use with IPP, UPnP, or
    other protocols that identify document formats using MIME media types can
    simply apply for such registration with IANA following the rules. However,
    there may now need to be an RFC to back up the registration, but I'm not
    sure.

    While it would be easier to make a single RFC with most of the interpreter
    enum values that don't have MIME media types already, that may take a while.
    (Its been one of my action items for two years and I never get around to
    it).

    Comments?

    Tom

    -----Original Message-----
    From: harryl@us.ibm.com [mailto:harryl@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2000 08:53
    To: hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com
    Subject: Registering MIME PDLs

    Tom, didn't you try to register a bunch of PDLs with IANA? I'm thinking you
    tried and found IANA unresponsive but I could be wrong.
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    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems
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