Concluded WG MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories (metad)
Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.
|WG||Name||MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories|
|Area||Applications Area (app)|
|Personnel||Chair||Michael H. Mealling|
Final Charter for Working Group
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.