WIMS> Extended format for PWG mapping strings in CIM MOFs

WIMS> Extended format for PWG mapping strings in CIM MOFs

WIMS> Extended format for PWG mapping strings in CIM MOFs

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Thu Mar 9 12:47:22 EST 2006


[Extended for PWG MIB references, not supported in previous version]

Hi John Crandall,                                 Thursday (9 March 2006)

Background:  The PWG is a member organization of the IEEE-ISTO.  The PWG
standards-track has only two levels, Candidate Standard and Standard.
All current PWG standards-track documents are at the first level.  Each
PWG standards-track document is assigned a permanent document number
when it reaches Candidate Standard level, of the form "PWG 51xy.z",
e.g., PWG 5105.1 is the PWG Semantic Model.  Note the infixed _dot_ in
the document number.

Modelled on the existing format for mapping strings for IETF standards
and IETF MIBs, I propose the following ABNF for PWG mapping strings
(using productions from RFC 4234 'ABNF'):

pwg-ms   = pwg-std /                    ; PWG Standard Reference
           pwg-mib                      ; PWG MIB Reference

pwg-std  = DQUOTE pwg-num "." "PWG" "|" pwg-text DQUOTE
pwg-num  = "PWG" "51" 2digit "-" 1*digit
pwg-text = *(SP / VCHAR)

pwg-mib  = DQUOTE "MIB.PWG" "|" pwg-mod "." pwg-obj DQUOTE
pwg-mod  = 1*(VCHAR)                    ; MIB module name from BEGIN
pwg-obj  = 1*(VCHAR)                    ; object name from OBJECT-TYPE

Examples using this format:

  MappingStrings { "PWG5101-1.PWG|Section 4 Media Color Names" }

  MappingStrings {
     "MIB.PWG|PWG-IMAGING-COUNTER-MIB.icMonitorCompletedJobs" }

Note that the pesky infixed dot has been converted to a hyphen.

Comments?

Cheers,
- Ira (editor of PWG CIM refresh white paper)


Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com



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