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Re: IPFIX and PSMAP information model: applicability field
Dear Benoit, dear all,
I agree to remove it from the *-info documents. Nevertheless, I think it
should be moved to the forthcoming guidelines.
Benoit Claise wrote:
> Dear all,
> The IPFIX IE's have a property that's not directly displayed in the
> draft, except in the XML: "applicability".
> The history behind this "applicability" field is that it should have
> been used as a guideline, expressing whether a specific Information
> Element should be used in a data record, an option record or both of
> them. However, the property is used in [IPFIX-INFO] without any
> definition - except the values are "option", "data" and "all".
> While working on the PSAMP information elements, we concluded that this
> "applicability" field doesn't make sense anymore.
> 1. It's a guideline anyway, not a specification
> 2. It's present in the XML text only, while the non-XML text is the
> authoritative source
> 3. There are no definitions
> So the proposal is to remove this "applicability" field from both
> [IPFIX-INFO] and [PSAMP-INFO].
> Regards, Benoit.
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