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Re: sming wg agenda proposal
At 10:10 AM 11/14/2002 +0100, Frank Strauss wrote:
>Andy> [...] I would also like to add clauses that make it easier for
>Andy> tools to generate XML Schema documents from SMIv3 MIBs:
>Andy> XML-NAMESPACE "<URI>" would be a clause added to the MODULE-IDENTITY
>Andy> macro to associate a namespace with the MIB module.
>I think I'd like this. ;-)
>Andy> XML-NAME "<string>" would be a clause added to the ATTRIBUTE clause
>Andy> (or higher level) of a TYPE or VAR macro to associate an XML element
>Andy> name with an object. If absent, then the object descriptor would
>Andy> define the element name.
>Could you please explain or give an example why/where this XML-NAME
>deviation from the descriptor would be useful? In general, I would prefer
>to have "less chances for exceptions".
MIB descriptors tend to be hard-to-read, almost random abbreviations,
in an attempt to create globally unique identifiers with <= 32 chars.
I want to allow for simpler XML names that are only unique within
the scope of their parent element. XML element names can have hyphens
and SMI descriptors can't.
>Andy> There are probably other details that need to added to
>Andy> unambiguously convert an SMIv3 MIB to an XSD, to be determined