UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Re: IPP> MED - Media Standardized

UPD Mail Archive: UPD> Re: IPP> MED - Media Standardized

UPD> Re: IPP> MED - Media Standardized Names Draft D0.4 down-loaded

From: Michael Sweet (mike@easysw.com)
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 08:48:53 EST

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    "Hastings, Tom N" wrote:
    > So Ron and I have agreed to add the Media Type Names to the Media
    > Size Name standard, if that was the consensus at the meeting. We
    > need to work on the conformance language some more.
    > ...

    OK, some general comments:

        1. For the media type names, is "continuous" considered to be
           the same as "roll"? I ask only because roll paper does not
           have the perforations that continuous forms have.

           I suggest adding a "roll" media type or ammending the
           description for "continuous" to include roll type media
           with no perforations.

        2. The current media types don't address variations of particular
           media types; these variations are generally the "finish" of
           the media (glossy, matte, etc.), so I would recommend adding
           standard "media finish" values that can be used to identify
           an exact media type, rather than overloading the current
           media types with additional name-finish varients.

        3. There is presently no way to define the min & max custom
           media size; this is absolutely required for this to work
           in the real world (otherwise how do you know what media
           sizes are valid?), e.g.:

               "custom-size-minimum." short-dim "-" long-dim
               "custom-size-maximum." short-dim "-" long-dim

           This would essentially research the "size-minimum" and
           "size-maximum" names, but allow a device to communicate
           that any size from the minimum to the maximum dimensions
           is supported. If these sizes are not available then the
           client should only select media sizes from the provided

    Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike@easysw.com
    Printing Software for UNIX                       http://www.easysw.com

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