Subject: RE: [wsdm] Definition of the identification manageability capability
I agree with John, this is a good and important clarification. In addition, do you agree Igor that your proposed text does not preclude the provider to tell the consumer about more than one description/pointer to the resource it manages if this is appropriate? Regards, William > -----Original Message----- > From: John DeCarlo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 8:35 AM > To: Sedukhin, Igor S > Cc: WSDM TC > Subject: Re: [wsdm] Definition of the identification > manageability capability > > > Sedukhin, Igor S wrote: > > > I propose that the following text is incorporated in MUWS > and MOWS specs. > > > > "The identification capability allows the provider of > manageability to > > tell what it thinks it is managing. In other words > refer/address/point > > to the resource it thinks it made manageable. The exact way of > > "referring" conforms to the subject domain of the resource." > > > Igor, > > This looks nice, but I have some comments on it. > > 1. I feel somewhat strongly that the "identification" be opaque and > unique and not domain specific. > 2. What you describe is crucial, but it would be nice to be > sure that > it isn't confused with the global MUWS identifier for the resource. > > Thus, I propose the following: > > "The identification capability provides the consumer of manageability > with a [globally] unique identifier for each managed resource the > provider of manageability thinks it is managing. This identifier is > opaque (not decomposable into domain-specific information about the > resource). It can be used to compare the answers from different > providers to see if they are both managing the same resource." > > "The managed resource reference capability allows the provider of > manageability to tell the consumer information about what it > thinks it > is managing. In other words refer/address/point to the resource it > thinks it made manageable. The exact way of "referring" > conforms to the > subject domain of the resource." > > What do you think? > > Thanks. > > John DeCarlo, The MITRE Corporation, My Views Are My Own > > > > To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from > the roster of the OASIS TC), go to > http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/wsdm/members/leav e_workgroup.php.