Re: resolving ambiguity in rfc1759 (standard printer MIB) [a proposal that won't require re-issuing a new rfc immediately]

Don Wright <don@lexmark.com> Mon, 15 May 1995 12:17 UTC

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From: Don Wright <don@lexmark.com>
Date: 15 May 95 8:16:11 EDT
Subject: Re: resolving ambiguity in rfc1759 (standard printer MIB) [a proposal that won't require re-issuing a new rfc immediately]
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Tom Hastings said:

>
>
>   I propose that we change the enumerated INTEGER labels of the 
>   prtConsoleInput enums to remove the ambiguity.
>   ...
>   So I propose that we clarify the ambiguity by adding words to the
>   enumeration labels, changing them from:
>
>   enabled(3),
>   disabled(4)
>
>to:
>
>     manual-input-enabled(3),
>     manual-input-disabled(4)
> ...

I like Tom's concept; however I have a little trouble with the 
specific words:

The term "manual-input" applied to an operator panel it not
really consistant with its normal usage in the printer industry.
"Manual input" normally refers to the manual insertion of paper
rather than the use of a tray.  I suggest we use something like

  operator-console-enabled(3)
  operator-console-disabled(4)

  -or-

  console-controls-enabled(3)
  console-controls-disabled(4)

I am afraid too many people may confuse this with paper unless we 
choose our words carefully.  If we do make these changes, I sure want
them to be the last time we have to change this object.

Don