UPD Mail Archive: UPD> re-scope of UPDF

UPD Mail Archive: UPD> re-scope of UPDF

UPD> re-scope of UPDF

Sandra Matts (sandram@boi.hp.com)
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 11:32:37 -0600

Even though the UPDF spec is coming along - the work is not as focused
as it could be. I believe there are a couple of reasons for this. One being there
sheer size of the task. We did an excellent job dividing the job into sections -
UI, Localization, etc - but I haven't done a very good job keeping the work
focused on a specific area.
Another issue has been the usefulness of the project itself. Is
UPDF really needed when IPP can retrieve some of the info from
the printer? Can IPP and UPDF complement each other or is there maybe
too much overlap?

There also has been some thought about steering UPDF towards
a Linux (and other Unix flavors) printing solution and not really a "Universal" solution. What do
people think about that?

Chuck sent out the DTD vs Schema link. This is something to look at. Also
please check out the UIML and XUL documents for User Interface specification in UPDF.


Sandra Matts
Engineer Scientist
(208) 396-4755 phone
(208) 396-5161 fax