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Old September 30th, 2009   #4
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> Although you could argue that they are "non-compliant"
> products, I would not be that upset to see products that
> declared the existence of manufacturer specific PIDS in
> there list of SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS and did not support

Per table A-3, a responder that reports a Manufacturer-Specific PID in the SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS message is required to support the PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION PID.

I agree that the format of the PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION message is somewhat limiting and can't describe every possible use case. Still, just having the human readable name string is valuable.
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