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RE: Innovative use of DIAL for IT management

From: Christian Timmerer \(ITEC\) <christian.timmerer@itec.uni-klu.ac.at>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:29:28 +0200
To: <Rhys.Lewis@volantis.com>, "'Smith, Kevin, VF-Group'" <Kevin.Smith@vodafone.com>, <www-di@w3.org>
Cc: <christian.timmerer@itec.uni-klu.ac.at>
Message-ID: <011c01c6f2c1$d1d0cd90$757268b0$@timmerer@itec.uni-klu.ac.at>
 

Dear Rhys,

  thanks for your reply and clarification. However, I'm sure that members of
the DIWG read this article and could probably share their view on this
thread.

 

Thanks.

Best regards,

 -Christian

 

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:- Klagenfurt University, Austria

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From: www-di-request@w3.org [mailto:www-di-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Rhys
Lewis
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:17 PM
To: Christian Timmerer (ITEC); Smith, Kevin, VF-Group; www-di@w3.org
Subject: RE: Innovative use of DIAL for IT management

 

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

 

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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,

 -Christian

 

:--

:- Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christian Timmerer

:- Department of Information Technology (ITEC)

:- Klagenfurt University, Austria

:- http://research.timmerer.com

:----------------------------------------------------------

 

>> Visit the IT Campus Carinthia

>> http://www.it-campus.at

 

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!

 

Cheers

Kevin

 

 
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