IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files Internet-Draft down-loa ded

IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files Internet-Draft down-loa ded

IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files Internet-Draft down-loa ded

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Wed Nov 8 13:56:09 EST 2000


Hi Michael,

I'm pretty sure they _meant_ m68000 (Motorola 68k family).

Also, what about 'mips5' since the R5 generation has been
shipping for several years?

Also, 'sparc-32' and 'sparc-64', since UltraSPARC native code 
is NOT compatible with SPARC.

I've been saying for several months that the IPP WG members
are NOT qualified to populate an IANA registry of "cpu-type"
keywords - I STRONGLY urge that this field be changed to
descriptive text (human-consumable but NOT machine-consumable).

Lastly, what the heck is 'itantium' supposed to be?  Is this
an Intel/HP IA-64 family CPU?

Cheers,
- Ira McDonald


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Sweet [mailto:mike at easysw.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 7:40 AM
To: Hastings, Tom N
Cc: ipp (E-mail)
Subject: Re: IPP> DRV - Client Print Support Files Internet-Draft
down-loaded


"Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
> ...
> 6. and the following cpu-type description:
> 
> One or more REQUIRED comma-separated LOWER-CASE strings identifying
> the CPU types supported by this set of Client Print Support Files.
> Values (or compatible): 'unknown', 'x86-16', 'x86-32', 'x86-64',
> 'dec-vax', 'alpha', 'power-pc', 'm-6800', 'sparc', 'itantium',
> 'mips', 'arm'.

This list definitely isn't complete ("mips" should be "mips1",
"mips2", "mips3", and "mips4" at least), and I'm not sure where the
M6800 processor (an old 8-bit CPU) fits into the picture... ;)

I'm also confused about the use of a MIME type for the
document-format value and a keyword for the file-type value...

The policy stuff doesn't belong in the driver info - policy is
something an administrator will set, not the driver, and without
any means of authenticating that policy you're just opening yourself
for security risks.

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Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike at easysw.com
Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com



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