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

"Thomas N. Hastings" <hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com> Tue, 16 May 1995 04:41 UTC

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From: "Thomas N. Hastings" <hastings@cp10.es.xerox.com>
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To: pmi@hpbs987.boi.hp.com, don@lexmark.com
Subject: Re: resolving ambiguity in rfc1759 (standard printer MIB) [a proposal that won't require re-issuing a new rfc immediately]
Cc: dck2-iesg@mail.bellcore.com, jgyllens@hpbs3125.boi.hp.com, case@snmp.com, waldbusser@ins.com

I agree with Don that my choice of words: manual-input-enabled and
manual-input-disabled would be too easily confused with manual media
input.

So I prefer Don's suggestion:

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

rather than:

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

Another possibility would be:

--  console-input-enabled(3),
--  console-input-disabled(4)

Tom


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--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
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