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Re: [802SEC] 802.3ar PAR

Title: 802.3ar PAR
Shouldn't it be Medium Access Control?  Normal English usage calls for the singular, as in protocol-independent application, even though there are several protocols.  The earliest 802 documents have it right, but the mistake does go back a way.  It really stands out in cases like wireless, where there is only one possible medium in any case.
----- Original Message -----
From: Grow, Bob
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2004 9:16 PM
Subject: [802SEC] 802.3ar PAR


In response to comments from a member of NesCom and comments from 802.17 and 802.1, two changes to the P802.3ar draft PAR have been adopted by the Task Force. 

A member of NesCom asked for clarification on what a MAC parameter was, through email exchange, expanding the acronym in the scope statement is sufficient, so the CMSG accepted:

        Change the first occurrence of "MAC" in the scope statement to "Media Access Control (MAC)".

In response to comments from other WGs, additional changes to item 13 were adopted:

        Change the "Completion of this document contingent?" answer to "Yes" and add the following explanation:

        This PAR includes work on independent capabilities, and some of the work is not contingent on another project.  This PAR is being launched to match the anticipated completion of work to be done within 802.1.  The complete capabilities and benefits envisioned in Ethernet networks through Congestion Management capabilities will include both 802.3 and 802.1 work.  Serialization of the projects would unnecessarily delay market introduction of the capabilities.  If 802.1 work is not completed for the cooperative efforts or the progress would unnecessarily delay either the non-dependent or dependent capabilities also included in this PAR, the work will be split into two PARs.

The changes are included in the attached draft PAR.

--Bob Grow

<<NovPlenary 802.3ar PAR.pdf>>

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