The P1003.6 WG has discussed these points and during the rework of the
document for Draft 7 some of the references have already been removed.
Considerable work will be done in the next few months to make the document
Information labelling has been moved into the work being done by P1003.6. Draft 8 should contain the functions offered on this topic.
All the other topics are currently considered out-of-scope for this
version of P1003.6
It is not thought feasible to put this item into the scope of work for the current draft. The main reasons being:
b. It is NOT the intention of P1003.6 to define authenticatlon methods as these are rapidly changing and it is really an implementation question. e.g. password entering from a terminal as against using a "smart card".
It is understood, however, that other functions, notably in the network area, require to be able to authenticate the request for information that is arriving at thair node. P1003.6 is liaising with the network people to ensure that the problems are fully understood on both sides. If it is possible to define a portable interface requirement for authentication, then P1003.6 will review this requirement for inclusion in a revision of their standard.
The following points have been received from Denmark and have been included here for consistency. They will be discussed at the next meeting to see whether the group believes that they belong as issues against P1003.6 or whether they are in fact implementation details or recommendations to users:
4. Differentiated Access