Quality Information Services (quis) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 31st IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The number of information services (Gopher, WWW, etc.) on the Internet is growing rapidly. This poses a problem for administrators, implementors and providers in maintaining the quality of the information service (as opposed to quality of the information itself).

The aim of this working group is to deal with one of the specific problems with respect to quality of the information service, namely link problems. A link problem is defined as the case where a user selects a link and is returned slow data, no data, incomplete data or wrong data.

The working group will analyze link failures and their causes, and, based on the analysis, it will devise both technical solutions and operational recommendations to address this specific problem.

Goals and Milestones

Meet at the San Jose IETF, and analyse link failures and their causes.
Mar 95
Submit Internet-Draft detailing results of the link failure analysis done in San Jose.
Jul 95
Submit initial Internet-Drafts addressing operational and technical recommendations for providing maximally reliable information services.
Jul 95
Submit the link failure analysis Internet-Draft as an Informational RFC.
Dec 95
Submit the operational and technical recommendations Internet-Draft as an Informational RFC.

No Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments