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[STDS-802-3-MAINT] P802.3cr D1.0 review deadline reminder




This is a reminder that comments against D1.0 for P802.3cr are due by September 5, 2019 AOE.  Please see the original announcement copied below:




Draft 1.0 is ready for your review.  Please review the draft and provide comments to your editor, Jon Lewis, at jon.lewis@xxxxxxxx.  The review of draft 1.0 will close on September 5, 2018 anywhere on earth.  This is just days before our next interim meeting.  Your editor expects to have the comment database, with proposed resolutions, ready by September 7 AOE.  You can help to make this happen by sending your comments as early as possible to help the editorial team.

The draft can be found in the 802.3cr private area at:  If you need the password (and are participating in the standards process – getting this email by the reflector is evidence of that), then email me and I will make sure you get it.


Comments should be submitted either by the filemaker comment tool or the spreadsheet tool.  They are available at   Manual comments are discouraged and may not be included in the comment database prior to the plenary meeting.

Your editor has marked areas that need additional review in yellow highlighted text. 

Below are some important FAQs and guidelines:


Who can review the draft – Anyone.  Participation is by individual basis.


Scope of the review: The ENTIRE draft is still in scope.


Good commenting guidelines: See  where there are lots of good information.  It is most helpful if you:

  • Quote the offending text (or enough of it for us to find) in your comment, AND, say what the problem is.  Any explanation should go in the comment.
  • Give a specific change to the text in the proposed response.  Try not to say more than just what needs to be done.  If there is more than one possibility, give both and briefly say what makes the determination in your mind (for example, “if the proposed functionality is supposed to be P, then change “y” to “z”.  if the proposed functionality was supposed to be Q, then change “y” to “x”.  If you need formatting or graphics, then put them in another file (text – word or PDF, or powerpoint).  Remember, equations, italics, etc. don’t come through in the comment tool.  If you need a presentation to explain and present the solution, please flag that and give it a name in the proposed response – BUT, give your editors an idea of what you will be proposing.
  • Please focus on the technical completeness of our draft.  While pointing out obvious typos or errors is useful, editorially rewording text takes valuable task force time and likely will just get reworded again during working group ballot.  A useful rule is – if you can clearly understand what is meant, then others can too, but if there are 2 or more interpretations and you need ‘inside knowledge’ or have to guess to figure out what is meant, please go ahead and comment.
  • If you think there is an issue to discuss, flag that (in addition to providing your proposed resolution).  That will be a cue to your editors not to mark the comment “EZ”.


Voting and “Required” comments:  Task Force review is informal, there is no ballot or vote.  Therefore, there is NO POINT in marking your comments “required” or not.  They will all be considered equally.


Jon Lewis | P802.3cr Task Force Chair


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