IFX Mail Archive: RE: IFX> TIFFFx

IFX Mail Archive: RE: IFX> TIFFFx


From: McDonald, Ira (imcdonald@sharplabs.com)
Date: Fri May 10 2002 - 17:10:28 EDT

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    I support PDF (as the single REQUIRED or even RECOMMENDED format).

    I'm interested in Ron's IPP-based proposal, but observe that just
    saying the client (sender) can always ask what the printer (receiver)
    supports in document formats does _not_ get the interoperability that
    comes from a REQUIRED (to implement, not to use) format like PDF.

    I suggested that we shift to PDF last year and I still think it's a
    good idea, although the apparent convenience of TIFFfx (simple for
    IFax and PSTN Fax interworking) has long diverted us. The serious
    intellectual property problems with TIFFfx don't seem to be going
    away in the forseeable future.

    - Ira McDonald
      High North Inc

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Thursday, May 09, 2002 6:38 PM
    To: ifx@pwg.org
    Subject: Re: IFX> TIFFFx

    I would have no problem with PDF. Unless there is very strong support
    shown for that on the reflector, however, I am also interested in Ron's
    IPP proposal.
    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems

    "Gail Songer" <gsonger@peerless.com>
    Sent by: owner-ifx@pwg.org
    05/09/2002 11:08 AM

            To: ifx@pwg.org
            Subject: IFX> TIFFFx



    During the last meeting, we had a very long discussion regarding TIFF-FX,
    Adobe and IPPFax. We agreed that it was at least time to consider
    alternatives to TIFF-FX. We also wrote a note to Adobe explaining what we
    intended to do with TIFF-FX and asked for their comments. To date, we
    not heard back from them.

    Ron Bergman volunteered to draw up a proposal providing an IPP solution to
    identify the compression schemes used in the job. He has indicated that
    will have something ready for the Portland meeting. Another alternative
    proposed was to use PDF as the required PDL.

    I would like to get some feed back from the group. What do you think of
    the alternatives?
    a) Stick it out with TIFF-FX
    b) Use an IPP solution (or would prefer to wait until the proposal has
    c) Use PDF
    d) other (please specify)


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