WBMM> WBMM Requirements

WBMM> WBMM Requirements

WBMM> WBMM Requirements

MARKLE,CATHY (HP-Boise,ex1) cathy_markle at hp.com
Thu Jan 30 19:53:21 EST 2003


Thanks for the start Harry.  I would also like to add some ideas regarding
the XML and MIB points you mention.
 
1.  The new model should be structured around how the data is consumed by
applications as opposed to how a device is physically built.
2.  It should take advantage of XML's ability to describe (and enforce)
structure
3.  It should be extensible so that vendors can add their own extensions.
We should provide a defined path for vendors to provide updates to the model
as needed.  (Maintenance?)
4.  It should be organized in a manner that a group of related data can be
accessed all at once.
5.  It should take into account other efforts that are happening in other
standards areas to leverage learnings in these areas where beneficial and to
not cause conflict in overlapping areas whenever possible.
 
 I also think we should address the access protocol.  
1.  Use SOAP
    -  SOAP supports both an RPC and document based model.
    -  Currently, use SOAP over HTTP but it is not limited to this
    -  WSDL exists to describe SOAP services
    -  Directory and discovery services exist to support the SOAP protocol
(for example UDDI)
    -  SOAP is also usable by the wide variety of applications that Harry
mentions below.
 
  
-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Lewis [mailto:harryl at us.ibm.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 5:25 PM
To: wbmm at pwg.org
Subject: WBMM> WBMM Requiements




The PWG process (diagram) acknowlesd Brainstorming, Charter development and
Requirments gathering as valid actiities at the origin of a new program. I'd
like to begin a requirements thread. Here are requirements of WBMM that I
would like to see addressed 

1. More expressive than the Printer MIB 
  - While the Printer MIB is an EXCELLENT standard from the point of view of
adoption and functionality... there is room for improvment 
  - Specifically, we could be more expressive and clearer regarding State,
Status and Error reaaons. 
    - You who are smiling know what I'm talking about (i.e. nix the decoder
ring...) 
2. Expressed in XML 
  - More than a clique, XML will aid developers in designing and
implementing compliant applicatins with modern tools 
3  Usable by a wide variety of applications 
  - Experience with the Printer MIB has demonstrated that the range of
interested applications includes 
     - Device Management 
     - Accounting 
     - Enterprise Managemtn 
     - Remote Serviceing and Help Desk 
     - Self configuring Drivers 
4. Optomized for interoperatility 
  - Care should be given to the use of mandatory and optional 
  - Min/Max access to settable attributes should not be a mystery 
  -  Consider a self describing data model vs.  embedding definitions in the
protocol 
5. More... I'm sure. Please join in... 
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Harry Lewis 
IBM Printing Systems 
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