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[RPRWG] FW: [802SEC] P802.3av PAR for July consideration


From: ***** IEEE 802 Executive Committee List *****
[] On Behalf Of Grow, Bob
Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 4:23 PM
Subject: [802SEC] P802.3av PAR for July consideration


Please find following the URLs for the PAR documents for P802.3av, an
amendment to IEEE Std 802.3 for: Physical Layer Specifications and
Management Parameters for 10Gb/s Passive Optical Networks.

In accordance with the LMSC procedure for PARS requirement to provide
the status of the PAR, the PAR (with the below exceptions) and Five
Criteria documents are as approved by the 10 Gb/s EPON Study Group.
These two documents have not yet been approved by IEEE 802.3 (as they
are the output of a May interim SG meeting).  

We have also encountered two problems with the now mandatory on-line PAR
form, that may have corollaries for other WGs attempting to complete PAR
forms for July:

1.  The current form does not allow you to leave the year on a standard
blank.  The NesCom convention prior to the current on-line PAR form was
that leaving the year blank indicated that the amendment would apply to
the then current standard.  In this case, we do expect to have to revise
the base standard before the target completion date of this amendment.
This was discussed at last week's NesCom meeting, and they will be
developing new NesCom convention language to continue to provide an
option to having to submit a modified PAR to only change the year of the
base standard.  Based on those NesCom discussions, I will recommend to
802.3 (and any other WGs facing the same issue) that pending the
approval of the new convention language, that text be added to Item 7.4
indicating that "The project will amend the then current revision of
IEEE Std 802.3 at the time the amendment enters Sponsor ballot".

2.  The text approved in May by the 10 Gb/s EPON Study Group also
differs slightly from that presented in Item 5.5.  The approved version
of this PAR item included a bulleted list.  Unknown at the time of our
SG meeting, even though one can type in this kind of formatting, it is
removed when the PAR page is saved.  Consequently, slight grammar
changes may be adopted to improve the flow of this text recognizing this
form limitation.

Bob Grow
Chair, IEEE 802.3

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