PWG> Media Names Standard, Version D0.5 Available

PWG> Media Names Standard, Version D0.5 Available

PWG> Media Names Standard, Version D0.5 Available

Hastings, Tom N hastings at
Wed Mar 28 22:14:26 EST 2001

IPP (RFC2911) has a number of media names that include engineering sizes
taken from [ASME-Y14.1M].  For some reason we only included them as media
names (e.g., iso-a1x3-transparent), and not as media size names (e.g.,
iso-a1x3) in IPP.  These size names are:

iso-a1x3, iso-a1x4
iso-a2x3, iso-a2x4, iso-a2x5
iso-a3x3, iso-a3x4, iso-a3x5, iso-a3x6, iso-a3x7
iso-a4x3, iso-a4x4, iso-a4x5, iso-a4x6, iso-a4x7, iso-a4x8, iso-a4x9

Should we add them?

Someone should look at [ASME-Y14.1M] and get the proper length dimensions
(which aren't in IPP), to go with the width dimensions which are in IPP.


-----Original Message-----
From: RonBergman at [mailto:RonBergman at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:48
To: pwg at; ipp at
Subject: PWG> Media Names Standard, Version D0.5 Available

The latest version is now available at:

The major change is the merging of the envelope sizes
with the other tables and the separation of the media
type with the size.  In addition I have added the
definition of a format for custom media types and color
per a request from Norbert.

There are still two open issues that I am waiting for
clarification from Tom.

1. Tom added a reference [REG] in section 3, but no
corresponding entry in the References section.

2. The ABNF for the size name in section 5.1 may be
incorrect.  I am not an ABNF expert, but I believe that
    | "-" | "-" )  should be simply   | "-" )

I will try to attend the IPP teleconference tomorrow
to discuss any other issues concerning this document.

     Ron Bergman
     Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions

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