Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems
email@example.com on 11/05/98 06:19:09 AM
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Subject: UPD> Amendment to UPD
I hope you welcome influences outside the PWG/UPD circle of people.
Within the UPD-specs are that the printer dynamically should be able to=
configure/reconfigure the UPD-driver on the host-side. I.e, the printer=
tells the printer driver how it is configured to relieve the end user/a=
person from doing this task and keep them out of trouble.
This dynamic configuration calls for a "configuration"-metalanguage to =
defined that the UPD/operating system can interpret.
It would be of equal of worth to be able to do configuration the other =
around. I.e configure the PRINTER through a standard metalanguage, thin=
like turning network protocolls on/off, set printer defaults and more.
Would it be impossible for you, or some other PWG group, to put into
your/their scope of work to define a standard "printer
configuration"-metalanguage that all printers could interpret. As it is=
it is a jungle. There are postscript snippets, vendor proprietary langu=
private SNMP MIBs, HTTP and other ways to configure the actual printer.=
There could be a multiple of ways to send this configuration file to th=
printer. Either do a copy over the parallell port or send the file over=
network via lpr, ftp or do a automatic download via bootp/tftp.
Kind regards Krister Sv=E4rd
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