IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> global media ... [put units field

IPP Mail Archive: RE: IPP> global media ... [put units field

RE: IPP> global media ... [put units field last]

From: Bergman, Ron (Ron.Bergman@Hitachi-hkis.com)
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 20:57:09 EDT

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    Harry,

    Separating the units was discussed yesterday. In fact, Mark VanderWiele
    gave the strongest objection to this approach. Mark seemed to be very much
    in favor of the final decision.

            Ron

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl@us.ibm.com]
    Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 2:57 PM
    To: ipp@pwg.org
    Subject: RE: IPP> global media ... [put units field last]

    Regarding adding units to the "self describing name"... The "advantage"
    given in the phone conf analysis is...

    1. Allows for the possibility of other units being introduced sometime in
    the future

    But I thought this was what alarmed people when we separated out the
    "class".

    I don't have a problem with explicitly calling out the units but I think
    we should have stuck with the scheme defined in Portland... which would
    look like...

    class_ name_dimension_units

    Indeed, all classes we are aware of today DO carry one and only one set of
    units... so units are redundant. But, if it makes for more clean-cut
    implementation... no problem... just stick with the syntax (underscore
    separating elements of the self defining entity).
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    Harry Lewis
    IBM Printing Systems
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