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Concluded WG MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories (metad)

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WG Name MIME Enabled Textually Accessed Directories
Acronym metad
Area Applications Area (app)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-metad-01 Approved
Document dependencies
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.