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Re: CMS Questionnaire

2009-01-27 10:37:41

Peter Gutmann wrote:
Sean Turner <turners(_at_)ieca(_dot_)com> writes:

Russ and Tim have challenged me to try to advance CMS to Draft Standard using the process in BCP 97 to deal with the dependencies that have not yet advanced (or aren't advancing). To that end, I've drawn up the following questionnaire that I'd like implementers to complete and return to me. What we're shooting for is to find two implementations that generate messages for each feature, and two implementations that process each feature. We don't think it should matter if the same two implementations are used in both stages.

Are you just after straight yes-or-no answers, or are you interested in metadata as well? By metadata I mean things like "I probably support method XYZ but since I've never found anything else that does to test against I can't guarantee that it's correct", or "I've implemented XYZ but since no user has ever asked for it it's never been tested". It may be useful to get (or at least I'd be very interested in seeing) data on what's actually being used in the real world. Motivated by the history of RFC 4134, I'd also prefer to be able to qualify a claim of "I support XYZ" with further details if there's never been any opportunity to test whether it's actually implemented as required (in other words to differentiate "I'm pretty sure I support XYZ" vs. "I definitely support XYZ and have interoperated with others using it").

I'm definitely interested in metadata.


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