PWG> FW: IETF XSDMI work (MIB to XSD translation)

PWG> FW: IETF XSDMI work (MIB to XSD translation)

PWG> FW: IETF XSDMI work (MIB to XSD translation)

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at
Fri Aug 10 13:10:55 EDT 2007


This is a potentially FAR reaching new IETF activity that
will affect IETF NetConf (which has defined an XML RPC,
but not any XML modelling language) and even DMTF CIM-XML
(because of the open standard for translation of SMIv2 to
XSD, which has never existed before).

- Ira 

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at

-----Original Message-----
From: David Harrington [mailto:ietfdbh at]
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2007 11:57 AM
To: ngo at; opsawg at; mib2rdml at; ops-nm at;
ops at
Subject: [NGO] XSDMI work


The XSDMI BOF proposed the creation of a WG to develop 1) the XSD
equivalents of datatypes and textual conventions from SMIv2, and 2)
algorithms to translate MIB module specifications into XSD
equivalents. The BOF demonstrated community support for these two work

People in the BOF volunteered to commit to being editors (3) and
reviewers (14) for these work items. Starting documents and
implementations already exist. The work is expected to take less than
12 months.

At Dan's suggestion, rather than starting a new WG for this work, we
have proposed that the SMI-to-XSD translation work be done in the

The OPSAWG chairs need to determine whether the OPSAWG WG should
accept this work. Please send email to opsawg at with comments
about your support/lack of support for having the OPSAWG do this work.
(If you do not subscribe to opsawg, you might want to do so, in order
to follow the discussions.)

David Harrington
dbharrington at
ietfdbh at

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