Reply to editorial comments to routing document

"Kevin E. Jordan" <Kevin.E.Jordan@cdc.com> Mon, 04 July 1994 15:15 UTC

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To: Steve Kille <S.Kille@isode.com>
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Subject: Reply to editorial comments to routing document
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From: "Kevin E. Jordan" <Kevin.E.Jordan@cdc.com>
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> Supplementary info bounds.   This is set to 256.   You say that Kevin
> says that it is 128 in 84.   While 84 does not specify lengths, a
> number of profiles do.   Is there an issue which needs to be addressed
> in this document (as opposed to a downgrading spec?)

Actually, the '84 profiles with which I am familiar restrict the length even
more severely, to a maximum of 64 characters.  I do not think that we should
allow an '84 profile to constrain an MHS-DS specification, especially when
the '88 standard defines a larger or different limit.  I agree that this type
of difference between '84 and '88 should be resolved in a downgrading spec.