IFX Mail Archive: RE: Word docs

IFX Mail Archive: RE: Word docs

RE: Word docs

Zehler, Peter (Peter.Zehler@usa.xerox.com)
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 13:16:55 -0500

You got it right. An IPP printer can be queried for the
document-formats(PDLs) it supports. We have always talked about Internet
Media types (MIME) types as specified in rfc 2048 and registered by IANA.
(The list is at ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/)
IPP has always talked about PDLs like PostScript(application/postscript) and
PCL (application/vnd.hp-PCL). We also have a special definition for
"auto-sensing" (application/octet-stream).
The IPP specification does not preclude a printer from accepting an
application format like MicroSoft PowerPoint (vnd.ms-powerpoint). (I didn't
see an entry for MS Word)

Peter Zehler
Networked Products Business Unit
Email: Peter.Zehler@usa.xerox.com
Voice: (716) 265-8755
FAX: (716) 265-8792
US Mail: Peter Zehler
Xerox Corp.
800 Phillips Rd.
M/S 111-02J
Webster NY, 14580-9701

-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff [mailto:geoffm@transwire.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 25, 1999 12:00 PM
To: 'Michael Crawford'
Cc: 'nwebb@auco.com'; 'ifx@pwg.org'
Subject: RE: Word docs

You wrote

>So where is a Word Doc going to get converted to something a fax can print?

Hmmm... I'd assumed that IPP was like using a printer on a very long LAN.

Apparently not!

Pity !