Quality Information Services (quis)

Status: Concluded May, 1995 
 April Marine 
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 
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.