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'*MainKey OptionKey: StringValue' constructions in PPDs not supported #2551

michaelrsweet opened this issue Oct 6, 2007 · 1 comment


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@michaelrsweet michaelrsweet commented Oct 6, 2007

Version: 1.1-feature User: till.kamppeter

The expression

*FoomaticRIPOption PrintoutMode: enum Composite B

is completely legitimate according to the Adobe specs:

According to page 3 and 4 it is a

*MainKey OptionKey: StringValue

construction. On page 23 it is stated that a StringValue is without quotes and white space is allowed.

So this line fully complies with the Adobe specs and so applying ppdi and afterwards ppdc must return the original line. The *.drv format must support all the 7 basic statement structures defined on page 3 and 4 of the Adobe specs.

What happens is that ppdi makes

Attribute "FoomaticRIPOption" "Model" "enum Composite B"

out of it in the *.drv file, and ppdc turns this one into

*FoomaticRIPOption PrintoutMode: "enum Composite B"

which is a '_MainKey OptionKey: "InvocationValue"' construction. The problem here is that the *.drv format uses the same representation for both '_MainKey OptionKey: StringValue' and '*MainKey OptionKey: "InvocationValue"' and so information gets lost on the ppdi/ppdc round trip. To fix this distinct expressions for all the 7 basic statement types have to be introduced into the *.drv format. For example

Attribute "FoomaticRIPOption" "Model" enum Composite B

(no double quotes around the StringValue) could represent the '*MainKey OptionKey: StringValue' construction.

As CUPS DDK should not be only a helper to make PPDs for CUPS raster drivers but also to do general PPD manipulation, especially joining manufacturer-supplied PostScript printer PPDs to multi-language PPDs it should handle everything correctly which is allowed by Adobe.


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@michaelrsweet michaelrsweet commented Oct 6, 2007 User: mike

Will not support this, ever.

Just fix Foomatic to support quoted strings, as required by the PPD spec.

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