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I-D ACTION:draft-zhao-slp-attr-02.txt



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	Title		: Enabling Global Service Attributes in the Service 
                          Location Protocol
	Author(s)	: W. Zhao, H. Schulzrinne
	Filename	: draft-zhao-slp-attr-02.txt
	Pages		: 7
	Date		: 2003-4-28
	
This document describes enabling global service attributes in the
Service Location Protocol (SLP). A global service attribute describes
a service property common to all service types. Its name begins with
the 'service-' prefix. It is defined via an attribute template, and
can be imported into any service template. A single Service Request
(SrvRqst) message can use global service attributes to search
services across multiple service types. Global service attributes can
be associated with certain special characteristics so as to support
advanced discovery scenarios, such as URL changes, multi-access-point
services, multi-function devices and replicated services.

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