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Re: Signal vs. Idle debate (was: Here's a new idea)

"DOVE,DANIEL J (HP-Roseville,ex1)" wrote:
> As a standards committee member, I would put "must support the
> installed base of equipment without interference" as a higher
> priority than cost. The cost of ripping out existing gear is
> substantial. But what I have to say is less relevant than the
> decision by the committee to require compatibility with 10/100T.

This seems to be the key.  I hope no one has advocated ripping out all
existing gear!!  The question is whether the solution adopted should be
*optimized* for existing switches or for new products.  The latter is
more important, I would claim.

-- Norm