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Re: [802.3_NGBIDI] Material for ad hoc call

HI Marek,

It is true that this is not any kind of official draft.  Perhaps we should put a watermark across each page, saying so.  That would avoid confusion.


As for adding columns to existing clauses, I had socialized that with a few other editors, and their view was that significantly different PHY types should be in different clauses.  Changing the medium from 2 fiber to 1 fiber is considered a significant change. 


As for the repetition of material, that is a concern.  We can always try to use references back to the existing clause for any sub-sections that we do not change.  Effectively, these BiDi PMD clauses will end up reading a lot like amendments.  However, I notice that other PMDs that were derivatives do repeat a lot of material.  I could go either way on that issue. 



Frank E



From: Marek Hajduczenia [mailto:mxhajduczenia@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:05 AM
To: STDS-802-3-NGBIDI@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [802.3_NGBIDI] Material for ad hoc call




Since this is not any "draft" at this time, and certainly not an official Task Force draft, it seems that all copyright and versioning information should be struck from these contributions. This might be confusing for people. 


Also, given the volume of overlap with other PMDs of the similar type, I will repeat my observation from the last meeting - rather than have to prepare brand *new* clauses, that look 97% (or more) like the clauses we already have in the standard, why not add new columns in PMD tables and define new PMD types to address the new target functionality instead? That is a much simpler approach since we do not have to create and replicate content at all, keeping PMDs with already existing PMDs of similar type. All we need then is an extension to Clause 56 (likely) to list new PMD types and describe why they are special and point to particular existing clauses where they are defined? 




On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 12:17 PM Duane Remein <Duane.Remein@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I would like to present the attached material on the next BiDi ad hoc call.  Most of this pretty straight forward and can be covered in a relatively short amount of time.  Comments are welecome.

Best Regards,



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