PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: IPP> Interpreter List for MIME

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: IPP> Interpreter List for MIME

PMP> RE: IPP> Interpreter List for MIME registration [question to Epso n about Escape/P]

From: Hastings, Tom N (hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com)
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 03:35:34 EST

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    Harry,

    Thanks for forwarding this message (attached) about the Epson Escape/P
    printer language format (PDL).

    The message is from a Sharp engineer that uses the Epson Escape/P printer
    format in some of its products. The message points out that the name listed
    in the Printer MIB and our new table of printer languages may be incorrect.

    The IANA Printer Language Number registry and the Printer MIB RFC 1759
    (March 1994) has the following entries:

              langEscapeP(9),
              langEpson(10),
               
    with no company names included in the comments field.

    This enum value 9 is in the Printer MIB V2 (currently in the IESG queue to
    publish as an RFC) is shown as, so that it is attributed to Epson Corp.:

            langEscapeP(9), -- Epson Corp.

    The new table of printer language formats that we are compiling with the
    intent to register with IANA has the following Proper English name (which
    may be an error) and company as:

            Escape/P Epson Corp.

    Questions for Epson about enum value 9:

    1. Is this enum a printer language format that you have defined?

    2. What is the proper English name for this enum?

    3. Do you have a public reference to its specification that we could
    include?

    4. Do you want us to register as a MIME media type along with a large number
    of the other printer language formats that are in the Printer MIB.

    5. For the MIB we have a problem changing a symbol, I believe for printmibV2
    because it would be different from the symbol in RFC 1759. However, we can
    correct the comment to give it the proper English name.

    While we are asking Epson about this Printer language format, we should also
    ask about the next one in the Printer MIB (enum value 10) which is simply:

            langEpson(10),

    with no comment. Same questions:

    1. Is this enum a printer format that you have defined?

    2. What is the proper English name for this enum?

    3. Do you have a public reference to its specification?

    4. Do you want us to register as a MIME media type along with a large number
    of the other printer language formats that are in the Printer MIB.

    5. For the MIB we have a problem changing a symbol, I believe for printmibV2
    because it would be different from the symbol in RFC 1759. However, we can
    correct the comment to give it the proper English name.

    BTW, I wonder if entry 9 and 10 had intended to be just a single 9 value
    entry? Perhaps, the symbol langEpson(10) should have just been a comment on
    entry 9? I hope we can find out whether or not enum 10 (printer language
    number 10) is being used and for what.

    Thanks,
    Tom

    -----Original Message-----
    From: harryl@us.ibm.com [mailto:harryl@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 22:23
    To: hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com
    Subject: RE: IPP> Interpreter List for MIME registration

    Tom, I received this note from Sharp regarding registration of ESC-P
    following the Maui meeting. How is the registration process going? Also, I
    have a long list of additional PDLs to request registration for. How do
    you suggest I handle this?
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    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems
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    Harry -

    I work for a Japanese printer vendor (Sharp) which uses the ESC/P printing
    PDL in its Japanese domestic products. Now, I COULD be wrong, but I think
    that "Escape/P" PDL listed in your MIME registration enclosure on this
    email
    thread is incorrect. Please check with a representative of Epson Corp. I
    THINK that the "ESC" stands for "Epson ..." and has no connection to an
    ANSI
    "escape" character. If so, the IETF MIME encodings should pay Epson the
    respect of getting it right.

    John C Thomas
    Member of the Technical Staff
    Sharp Laboratories of America
    jct@sharplabs.com

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 2:26 PM
    To: pmp@pwg.org; ipp@pwg.org
    Cc: hastings; rbergma@hitachi-hkis.com
    Subject: IPP> Interpreter List for MIME registration

    We reviewed the Interpreter list at the Jan IPP f2f meeting and made some
    updates (see attachment). Maui Blue highlight indicates PDLs that are not
    yet registered with IANA which the f2f participants feel are should be
    registered. Tom Hastings is currently leading the registration campaign
    and may be asking specific company reps for more information. We suspect
    Tom may already have a more current list and request that he merge our f2f
    changes.

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    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems
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