[BXXPwg] Profile or Profiles? Is it too late for edits?

Bob Wyman Bob Wyman" <bobwyman@earthlink.net
Thu, 25 Jan 2001 10:29:02 -0800


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Is it too late for edits?

Section 2 of draft-ietf-beep-framework-11.txt says:
"When a session is established, each BEEP peer advertises the profile it =
supports."
Shouldn't this sentence have referred to "profiles" (i.e. plural?).=20

Also, it would appear from 2.3.1.1 that peers only advertise the =
profiles that they support while acting in a server role. This =
distinction is not made in this text. Given these two observations, I =
would suggest that the sentence in Section 2 would read better as:
"When a session is established, each BEEP peer advertises the profile[s] =
it supports [when acting in a server role]."

Section 2.3 says:
"Channel management allows each BEEP peer to advertise the profiles that =
it supports..."
This sentence may have a problem similar to the one in Section 2., =
although it isn't stating a requirement -- only reflecting on the =
purposes of channel management. It might read better as:
"Channel management allows each BEEP peer to advertise the profiles that =
it supports [when acting in a server role]...."

Also, I'm curious, other than the "TASK=3D0" of DECnet, I can't think of =
any other protocol that works the way BEEP does in that the protocol or =
profile is specified after the connection is made. Please forgive me if =
I'm missing something obvious. Can anyone provide other examples?

        bob wyman


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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Is it too late for edits?</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Section 2 of =
draft-ietf-beep-framework-11.txt=20
says:<BR>"When a session is established, each BEEP peer advertises the =
profile=20
it supports."</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Shouldn't this sentence have referred =
to "profiles"=20
(i.e. plural?). </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Also, it would appear from 2.3.1.1 that =
peers only=20
advertise the profiles that they support while acting in a server role. =
This=20
distinction is not made in this text. Given these two observations, I =
would=20
suggest that the sentence in Section 2 would read better =
as:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>"When a session is established, each =
BEEP peer=20
advertises the profile[s] it supports [when acting in a server=20
role]."</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Section 2.3 says:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>"Channel management allows each BEEP =
peer to=20
advertise the profiles that it supports..."</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>This sentence may have a problem =
similar to the one=20
in Section 2., although it isn't stating a requirement -- only =
reflecting on the=20
purposes of channel management. It might read better as:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>"Channel management allows each BEEP =
peer to=20
advertise the profiles that it supports [when acting in a server=20
role]...."</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Also, I'm curious, other than the =
"TASK=3D0" of=20
DECnet, I can't think of any other protocol that works the way BEEP does =
in that=20
the protocol or profile is specified after the connection is made. =
Please=20
forgive me if I'm missing something obvious. Can anyone provide other=20
examples?</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial =
size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; bob=20
wyman</FONT></DIV>
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