[Geopriv] Geolocation Policy Draft & <description> element

From: Hannes Tschofenig ^lt;Hannes.Tschofenig@gmx.net>
Date: Tue Oct 02 2007 - 09:53:13 EDT

Hi all,

Henning and I investigated how to add a <description> element to Common
Policy in order to provide a human readable description of the rule (as
suggested by Lisa).

It looked like a reasonable idea and here is an example how it could
look like:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ruleset xmlns="urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:common-policy">
       <rule id="f3g44r1">
                   <one id="sip:bob@example.com"/>
               <sphere value="work"/>
           <description lang="en">
           This is the basic rule I use while I am at work.

Unfortunately, we recognized a problem with the "simple" extension. We
did not provide extension points for the <rule> and the <ruleset> element.
In short, we cannot extend the schema in a simple fashion without
introducing backwards compatibility issues. At this level we believe
that we only have one way of extending the document, namely by revising
Common Policy and by registering a new URI (such as URI:

Proposal: We would add the <description> element when we revise the
document. Thereby, we could reflect what other SDOs did with the
document and eventually provide other bug fixes and implementation
considerations as well.



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