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Re: [802.3af] Draft availability


I just read through draft 3.1 and I wanted to provide some feedback...

It seems to me that the power-via-mdi concept is relatively simple.  The 
current draft makes these ideas seem extremely (overly) complex.

First, the draft neglects to introduce the reader to the simplicity of the 
concept as well as isolating the systemic (symbiotic) nature of both ends 
of the link (ie. you talk about the PSE and PD in completely different 
contexts).  It seems that a better formed introductory section would go a 
long way here.

Secondly, while I'm a big fan of the rigorous testing methodology 
definitions, I found that having them interspersed with the actual 
specification added to the painful reading of the intended functionality.

I have not done a complete technical correlation of the spec, but it 
generally seems quite correct.

I acknowledge that I have not participated in this specification process, 
and I considered holding my tongue in this case.  However, I believe that 
this committee is doing itself a disservice by not publishing a well 
written specification.


JR Rivers

At 11:27 AM 5/10/2002 +0100, David Law wrote:

>Just to inform you that the draft John supplied me is now available on the 
>P802.3af web site at the URL -[
> ].
>   David Law
>To: scarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, DTE Power <stds-802-3-pwrviamdi@xxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: [802.3af] D3.01 Update
>From: John Jetzt <jetzt@xxxxxxxxx>
>Date: Thu, 09 May 2002 18:02:07 -0400
>Organization: Avaya Laboratories
>References: <NCBBJEDIOKIDIILENMOCCEPFFGAA.scarlson@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sender: owner-stds-802-3-pwrviamdi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Power Colleagues,
>D3.01 should soon be posted for your reference.
>This draft incorporates most of the comments to D3.0 that we
>resolved in Raleigh and St. Louis.
>Looking forward we plan to catch up with the rest of the comments
>and also to include any resolutions that come out of Las Vegas,
>hopefully in draft D3.1.
>See you next week.
>John Jetzt
>Editor, IEEE 802.3af DTE Power via MDI Task Force