SAS-1.1 PHY - Comments on 05-059r0
bill_ham at ix.netcom.com
Tue Mar 1 06:46:26 PST 2005
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* Bill Ham <bill_ham at ix.netcom.com>
Actually the fixed and free terms were chosen to avoid conflict with EIA terminology and have nothing to do with political correctness or sexual inferences. The only issue that I know of on this topic is consistency with SFF and other connector documents. Personally I prefer plug and receptacle in cases where there is clearly a plug and receptacle based on the physical features of the connector. Some connectors have both plug properties (i.e., protruding contacts) and receptacle properties (i.e., features designed to accept the plug in the mated condition) so the designation as plug or receptacle may not be as clear as one might think.
Probably the best solution is to use both terms. For example plug (free) and receptacle (fixed) or whatever applies.
From: Alvin.Cox at seagate.com
Sent: Feb 28, 2005 3:41 PM
To: t10 at t10.org
Subject: SAS-1.1 PHY - Comments on 05-059r0
Item 1 of this proposal has been included in r1 of 05-023. This revision
corrects the figure reversal.
Regarding item 2, I suggest that we do not change the naming of the
clauses and figures. The recommendation is only a partial solution, as the
retention of the words plug and receptacle, per my understanding, does not
satisfy the intended political correctness that fixed and free are
supposed to bring by removing any sexual connotation. The bottom line is
that plug and receptacle are very descriptive names for the connector
physical attributes while fixed and free relate to usage (fixed location
or free to move to another location) and have no relationship to the
connector physical description.
Test from 05-059r0:
Item 2: Recommendation
Explicit and consistent titling of the clauses and figures as per the
following (or similar).
18.104.22.168 and Figure SAS Fixed Internal Plug Connector
22.214.171.124 and Figure SAS Free Internal Cable Receptacle Connector
126.96.36.199 and Figure SAS Fixed Internal Backplane Receptacle Connector
188.8.131.52 and Figure SAS Free External Cable Plug Connector
184.108.40.206 and Figure SAS Fixed External Receptacle Connector
220.127.116.11 and Figure SAS Fixed Internal Wide Plug Connector
18.104.22.168 and Figure SAS Free Internal Wide Cable Receptacle Connector
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