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MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories

Document Charter MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories WG (metad)
Title MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories
Last updated 2011-12-09
State Approved
WG State Concluded
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The purpose of this BOF is to gauge the interest in and begin
discussions for formalizing the requirements of, and develop a protocol
for a robust, secure, text-based directory service protocol. Experience
with Internet-based, distributed, scalable search services, such as
globally-accessible directories and searchable distributed document
repositories, has demonstrated the continuing need for such a protocol.
Existing protocols have one or several unresolvable limitations for such
applications: limited security, limited query language facilities, high
"barrier to entry" for client and server applications.

The output of the BOF will be a to determine if there is sufficient
interest to warrant a Working Group. If so, then a proposed charter,
milestones and task assignments will be produced.