[Standards-JIG] proto-JEP: Invisible Command

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Fri May 12 21:41:37 UTC 2006

On Fri May 12 14:41:18 2006, Hal Rottenberg wrote:
> - Can we make other things invisible, like our jet airplanes?

Not just invisible, we should aim for a full coverage of potential 
levels of opacity, preferably by including that as an attribute, 
whose value is a base64 encoded BCD infinite precision positive real 
number less than 1. The use of BCD here is obviously vital to 
significantly reduce the octet count, and the absence of the 
attribute indiciates full opacity, the default case. Additional 
protocol functionality to support the use of ghostly outlines, or the 
ability to appear normally but show no reflection in mirrors, should 
probably be left for a future specification, although privacy 
concerns suggest an ability to leave no trace in logs might have 
immediate applicability.

Moreover, photo and video extensions conformant to this JEP should 
provide a full alpha channel, and Jingle should be adapted to have a 
volume control protocol.

           You see things; and you say "Why?"
   But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
    - George Bernard Shaw

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