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RE: Innovative use of DIAL for IT management

From: Rhys Lewis <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:16:42 +0100
To: "Christian Timmerer (ITEC)" <christian.timmerer@itec.uni-klu.ac.at> , "Smith, Kevin, VF-Group" <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com> , "www-di@w3.org" <www-di@w3.org>
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Hi Christian, 


Kevin didn't actually write the article, he merely pointed us to it. I think you probably need to ask Stephen B. Morris, the author. Unfortunately, Stephen is not a member of DIWG, so can't be reached via this mailing list.


Best wishes

Rhys Lewis, chair DIWG



From: www-di-request@w3.org [mailto:www-di-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Christian Timmerer (ITEC)
Sent: 17 October 2006 10:54
To: 'Smith, Kevin, VF-Group'; www-di@w3.org
Cc: christian.timmerer@itec.uni-klu.ac.at
Subject: RE: Innovative use of DIAL for IT management



Dear Kevin,

   thanks for this article which is very interesting. The article describes how information (in a proprietary format like key-value pairs or comma-separated values) from different devices is transformed into XML format using a Java program(s). The claim is - as I understood it - that this XML document is compliant to DIAL.


I have some questions/comments:

-     How is interoperability provided concerning the terms used within the adapter? For example, "Device" may have a different meaning for the network devices than for digital camera or projector.

-     Is a document compliant to DIAL if it is XML format?

-     Following this approach, it is required to have a Java program for each proprietary format of each device, right or have I missed something?


To be honest, I'm missing the last step, i.e., between the "Adapter" and the "Web browser on the PC".


Thank you.

Best regards,




:- Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christian Timmerer

:- Department of Information Technology (ITEC)

:- Klagenfurt University, Austria

:- http://research.timmerer.com



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From: www-di-request@w3.org [mailto:www-di-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Smith, Kevin, VF-Group
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 2:54 PM
To: www-di@w3.org
Subject: Innovative use of DIAL for IT management


          Stephen B Morris has posted an innovative use for DIAL at  IBM developerworks: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-dial/

	He posits  "DIAL provides what might become a standard data platform for IT management.", which is a very exciting, if unexpected, application!





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