Chapter 7 Resources
Resources represent inputs and outputs, the ‘things” that are produced, modified, consumed, or in any way used by
nodes. A more thorough description was provided in Section 3.7 Resources. The resources in this chapter are
divided into two sections. The first section documents all of the resources of class Intent. The second section
documents the rest of the resources that have been defined for JDF.
7.1 Intent Resources
As was described in Section 4.1.1 Product Intent Constructs, intent resources are designed to narrow down the
available options when defining a JDF job. Many of the elements in intent resources are optional. If an optional
element of an intent resource is omitted, and no additional information is specified in the description, the value
defaults to “don’t care”.
All intent resources share a set of subelements that allow a Request for Quote to describe a range of acceptable
values for various aspects of the product. These elements, taken together, allow an administrator to provide a specific
value for the quote. Section 7.1.1, below, describes these elements.
Each of the following sections begins with a brief narrative description of the resource. Following that is a list
containing details about the properties of the resource, as shown below. The first item in the list provides the class of
the resource, which, in this section is always Intent. For more information on resource class, see Section 3.7.1
Resource Classes. A template of this list is shown below.
After the list describing the resource properties, each section contains tables that outline the structure of each resource
and, when applicable, the abstract or subelement information that pertains to the resource structure. The first column
contains the name of the attribute or element. In some cases, a resource will contain an element with more than one value
associated with it. If this is the case, the element name is listed as often as it appears, and a term in parentheses that
identifies the kind of element is included in the column. A template of these tables is also provided below.
Resource Properties Template
Defines the resource class.
Resource referenced by: List of parent resources that contain elements of this type. Only valid for elements.
List of valid partitioning boundaries: BlockName, DocIndex, DocRunIndex,
DocSheetIndex, FountainNumber, LayerIDs, Location, Option, PageNumber,
PartVersion, PreviewType, RibbonName, Run, RunIndex, RunTag, RunPage, Separation,
SetIndex, SheetIndex, SheetName, Side, SignatureName, TileID, WebName If a partition
is specified, the resource may contain nested elements of its own type.
Note that resources may also be partitioned by keys that are not included in the list, e.g.,
Option, which is valid for any resource.
Input of processes:
List of node types that use the resource as an input resource.
Output of processes:
List of node types that create the resource as an output resource.
Resource Structure Template
Name of attribute data type of attribute Usage of the attribute.
Name of element element
Subelements that must be defined locally within the resource.
Name of element refelement
Elements that are based on other atomic resources or resource elements.
These may either be in-line elements or instances of ResourceRef
elements (see Section 3.8.6). In case of ResourceRef elements, a "Ref"
must be appended to the name specified in the table column entitled