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Quality Information Services (quis)
(concluded WG)

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
Group
Name: Quality Information Services
Acronym:quis
Area:Applications Area (app)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-quis-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chairs: Mitra <mitra@earth.path.net>
April Marine <april.marine@nominum.com>
Tech Advisor: Erik Huizer <huizer@cs.utwente.nl>
Mailing List
Address:quality@naic.nasa.gov
To Subscribe:listmanager@naic.nasa.gov
Archive:listmanager@naic.nasa.gov body=`index quality'

Charter for Working Group

The number of information services (Gopher, WWW, etc.) on the
Internet is
growing rapidly. This poses a problem for administrators,
implementors
and providers in maintaining the quality of the information service
(as
opposed to quality of the information itself).

The aim of this working group is to deal with one of the specific
problems with respect to quality of the information service, namely
link
problems. A link problem is defined as the case where a user selects
a
link and is returned slow data, no data, incomplete data or wrong
data.

The working group will analyze link failures and their causes, and,
based
on the analysis, it will devise both technical solutions and
operational
recommendations to address this specific problem.

Milestones

Done
Meet at the San Jose IETF, and analyse link failures and their causes.
Mar 1995
Submit Internet-Draft detailing results of the link failure analysis done in San Jose.
Jul 1995
Submit the link failure analysis Internet-Draft as an Informational RFC.
Jul 1995
Submit initial Internet-Drafts addressing operational and technical recommendations for providing maximally reliable information services.
Dec 1995
Submit the operational and technical recommendations Internet-Draft as an Informational RFC.