Exceptions
Exceptions

Exceptions

It is possible that the printer will send a response to the host that the host does not receive. Therefore, the host will send the same request packet to the printer again. If this happens, the printer will not use the data if it already used it before. However, the printer will send a response back to the host.
The printer calculates the CRC and compares it with the one received in the Request Packet. If the CRC is valid, the printer sends a Positive Response Packet to the Host computer. It then transfers the ‘Variable Length’ data from the Receive Buffer to its memory for processing. If the CRC does not match, and the printer is set up to return a Negative Response Packet, the following will take place:
  1. The printer assumes that the DST. Z-ID, SRC. Z-ID, and Sequence Number are correct and that the error was in the variable data.
  2. The same DST. Z-ID, printers SRC. Z-ID, and Sequence Number will be returned back to the host in the Negative Response Packet.
  3. If the assumption in (a) is incorrect, the Host computer can time-out and retransmit the original Request Packet.