[BXXPwg] proposal for 1:N interactions

Marshall Rose mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us
Thu, 31 Aug 2000 19:32:01 -0700


> Sending an ERR isn't appropriate because the earlier ANS message 
> implies there is no protocol error.  There is symmetry after all, 
> since ERR always indicates a protocol error, and exceptions are 
> always indicated with variants of RPY and ANS messages, depending on 
> whether the interaction is 1:1 or 1:N.

right!


> Perhaps it would be helpful to make this point clear in the 
> appropriate draft?  It would be a real shame if protocol developers 
> missed this point and abused the ERR message by using it to report 
> exception conditions rather than protocol errors.

good idea!


/mtr