[MFD] MFD Overall draft update

[MFD] MFD Overall draft update

[MFD] MFD Overall draft update

William Wagner wamwagner at comcast.net
Wed Dec 2 17:00:12 UTC 2009

 I have posted the current MFD Overall draft at:

ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/mfd/wd/wd-mfdoverallmod10-20091201.pdf and


This should deal with almost all of the issues brought up in October. I have
noted most of these changes (other than purely editorial) with highlighting.
I have also added a few comments, which are actually questions to be


For whatever reason, MS Word is really having problems with this document,
inconsistently updating figure and table references and locking up at least
one a session. maybe my program is corrupted. Updating cross references
manually is prone to error (and attention fatigue.) I am putting off putting
in references until the text is basically stable (which will be soon I


Note that it was agreed to put the "Rationale" in a separate overall
document. I will post a first cut (and sparse) draft of that tomorrow
morning. I think it important that this be properly considered and "real",
not just some words to nominally satisfy something in the PWG Process
document. I really need help with this. 

1.     What do we intend in the Service Descriptions?

2.     Why are we doing this? That is, what are the scenarios that show the
need for the information in these documents? (This will imply a way in which
this information will be used.)

3.     What are the requirements that must be addressed in the Service
Descriptions (and associated documents)?

I think that we all had some notion of these things when we started,
although they may not have been the same. It is unclear whether, as this
activity has progressed, these ideas have solidified, become more consistent
or perhaps have become confused in details and mechanics and have
dissipated. This is a good opportunity for a re-look, with either resulting
affirmation or modification.




Bill Wagner

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