WIMS> CIM> Yet another loose spec that should be tightened

WIMS> CIM> Yet another loose spec that should be tightened

WIMS> CIM> Yet another loose spec that should be tightened

Richard_Landau at Dell.com Richard_Landau at Dell.com
Thu Mar 19 09:38:06 EDT 2009


CIM_Printer.CharSetsSupported does not say whether the array should contain only unique values or all values in parallel with the NaturalLanguagesSupported array.  With the current wording, both are compliant, but the difference might well represent problems for naïve clients.  

Since this is an old property, we can't insert a SHALL into it.  I think we should say SHOULD contain only unique values or SHOULD contain entries that parallel the other array, and also deprecate the other representation.  Does anyone have a strong opinion on which representation we should encourage?  I'm not clear how clients will use the information, so I don't know which would be more useful.  Personally, SWAG, I like the parallel lists, since it also tells the client which charset is used with which language.  

Opinions, please.  

rick
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