PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Syntax Change

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Syntax Change

PMP> Syntax Change
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 13:28:38 -0500

I want to quickly move on to some constructive discussion
regarding the syntax change of hrPrinterDetectedErrorState
from Octet String to Bits. But before we move on I wanted to
address some of the other issues raised on this subject on the
distribution list:

1. Regarding whether or not the Printer MIB Working Group
was previously told about this change: In my email dated
October 28 entitled "Changes to Printer MIB", I included
the following statement: ".... and changing hrPrinterDetected
from Octet String to Bits." For reference, here is the URL
to the entire email:

2. Regarding why this change was made: Bobby thought and I
agreed that using BITS more accurately reflected the use of
hrPrinterDetectedErrorState. I checked with some MIB experts
and one implementation and could not see how this change would
break any implementations. The data that goes down "the wire"
should not change. I will be the first to admit that I may
have overlooked some impact to an implementation and if we did
we can certainly re-examine this change.

For now, I want to limit the discussion to whether or not
implementations are broken with this change and whether or not
this change is transparent. When these issues are resolved then
we can move forward with what to do about the change.

Lloyd Young Lexmark International, Inc.
Senior Program Manager Dept. C08L/Bldg. 035-3
Strategic Alliances 740 New Circle Road NW
internet: Lexington, KY 40550
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