IFX Mail Archive: RE: IFX> FW: option 5 for TIFF-FX [one doc

IFX Mail Archive: RE: IFX> FW: option 5 for TIFF-FX [one doc

RE: IFX> FW: option 5 for TIFF-FX [one document/two MIME types]

From: McDonald, Ira (IMcDonald@crt.xerox.com)
Date: Thu Oct 11 2001 - 11:12:27 EDT

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    Hi Harry,

    The assumption is that the IAB (Internet Activities Board, parent of IESG)
    will settle their licensing issues with Adobe during the same (next several
    months) time frame. A plausible reading of the original license (in my
    personal opinion) is that they SHOULD have already defined the second MIME
    type, because image/tiff with color profiles is NOT correctly consumed by
    many (most?) non-IFax readers. In any case, the IAB are clearly directing
    that the second MIME type is the minimum necessary solution.

    The IFax WG members are very much opposed to separating TIFF-FX into two
    different RFCs.

    WARNING - every IFax product that has already shipped with color/multi-layer
    profiles is going to be broken by this new MIME type, so IPP Fax is lucky
    to have avoiding this debacle.

    Cheers,
    - Ira

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 2:28 PM
    To: McDonald, Ira
    Cc: 'ifx@pwg.org'
    Subject: Re: IFX> FW: option 5 for TIFF-FX [one document/two MIME types]

    And this is expected to satisfy the licensing issues?
    ----------------------------------------------
    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems
    ----------------------------------------------

    "McDonald, Ira" <IMcDonald@crt.xerox.com>
    Sent by: owner-ifx@pwg.org
    10/10/2001 09:24 AM

     
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    Hi,

    Here's the request from Hiroshi Tamura (Ricoh, co-chair of
    IETF Internet Fax WG) to the editors of the TIFF-FX spec to
    work on a quick turnaround (before the Internet-Drafts
    deadline for the IETF December 2001 meeting) on a new version
    with all TIFF-FX profiles in one document but TWO different
    MIME types:
    - image/tiff - Profiles S and F (b/w only) - existing MIME type
    - image/tifx - all other profiles - new MIME type to be registered

    Cheers,
    - Ira McDonald
      High North Inc

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Hiroshi Tamura [mailto:tamura@toda.ricoh.co.jp]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2001 6:06 AM
    To: ietf-fax@imc.org
    Cc: Claudio.Allocchio@garr.it
    Subject: Re: option 5 for TIFF-FX

    Folks,

    > As you already know, there are lots for favors for option 5.
    > Therefore, the conlusion is "option 5"

    <snip>

    > I think TIFF-FX editors and the people who support it should provide
    > somthing at first. Please do it.

    No mails so far. I comment it.

    At first, we need new two or more I-Ds.
    - Revised tiff-fx document
    - New or Revised registration document for image/tiff or/and
    new MIME type.
    At least, those documents should be available prior to December IETF
    meeting.
    The sooner, the better.

    Next, implementation tests.
    According to the I-Ds or revised I-Ds after getting some consensus
    at the meeting or in our ML, the tests should be done.
    New MIME type tests must be included.
    It may be better to include the test for Profile S and F
    with the use of image/tiff.
    At the earliest, they will be done in January or February, I think.

    After that, the final I-Ds will be availble.

    License issues should be clarified in parallel.

    Again,
    TIFF-FX editors and the people who support it should comment for it.

    Regards,

    --
    Hiroshi Tamura, Co-chair of IETF-FAX WG
    E-mail: tamura@toda.ricoh.co.jp
    



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