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The details of this specification are subject to change without notice.
This document creation was initiated by Jacob Moorman. Content of this document and fundamental ideas supporting this document originated from David Burley, Jacob Moorman, Erik Peterson, and Jeffrey Stedfast, Typesetting assistance provided by David Burley. Quality review by David Burley and Jeffrey Stedfast. Mention of the term 'authors' in the context of the licensure of this document refers to Jacob Moorman, David Burley, Erik Peterson, Jeffrey Stedfast and John Hoffmann. Independent analysis of several versions of this specification has been performed by Mattias Eriksson and Graeme Lennon.
The SLP format has been in development since 1998. The SLPv5a format is the first format to have a formal specification document. All previous formats were defined solely by a C language struct; no additional format details were provided. As a result of this past documentation deficiency, no references will be included for the previous formats.
February 25, 2000 Initial document revision circulated by design group
March 12, 2000 Document draft circulated within design group
March 12, 2000 Start of internal comment period
April 15, 2000 Completion of internal comment period/merged changes. First public posting (start of public comment period).
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When used in this document the key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMEND", "MAY" and "OPTIONAL" are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.