This Supplement provides guidelines on the quality aspects of protocol related ITU-T Recommendation with the objective of:

1)          improving the quality of protocol related Recommendations; and

2)          helping to improve the interoperability of products based on these Recommendations.

In order to encourage the widest possible use of ITU-T Protocol Related Recommendations, it is important that these Recommendations are of the highest possible quality. Several aspects of Quality that play an important role for users of these ITU-T Recommendations have been selected for this purpose. These are: readability, completeness, correctness, consistency, unambiguity, implementability and testability.

Annex A of this Supplement contains a quality check-list to assist the developers of protocol related Recommendations in determining which sections of the Quality Guidelines have been addressed.