PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Syntax change

PMP Mail Archive: Re: PMP> Syntax change

Re: PMP> Syntax change

Jay Martin (
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:42:37 -0500

This is not good for me, either. Can anyone explain
why this was done? I can get behind this kind of change
if someone can clearly delineate the positive aspects of
using a Bit string as opposed to octetString.


Harry Lewis wrote:
> During discussion and review at the "MIB meeting" in Tucson (PWG), we noticed
> (for the first time) that hrPrinterDetectedErrorState syntax was changed from
> octetString to Bits!! I have determined that this will result in code changes
> for us. We are, therefore OPPOSED to this change! Can someone state the reason
> for this change? Is anyone adamantly opposed to leaving it as is?
> Harry Lewis - IBM Printing Systems