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CORBA34 — 69.3 Software Package Descriptor

  • Key: CORBA34-104
  • Legacy Issue Number: 5514
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Raytheon ( Jerry Bickle)
  • Summary:

    69.3.2.1 The softpkg Root Element, page 69-473
    Softpkg Element Cardinality. Why does it make sense to have an empty
    softpkg
    file or to allow multiple elements such as title, pkgtype, description,
    license, or to
    have no implementations? Suggested changes are to place the correct
    cardinality
    on the softpkg elements to be similar to the CORBA Component and Component
    Assembly Descriptor definitions. The suggested elements cardinality changes
    will
    make parsing the XML much simpler and reduce code footprint, and the XML
    more understandable.

    Current Format

    <!ELEMENT softpkg
    ( title

    pkgtype
    author
    description
    license
    idl
    propertyfile
    dependency
    descriptor
    implementation
    extension
    )* >
    <!ATTLIST softpkg
    name ID #REQUIRED
    version CDATA #OPTIONAL >

    Suggested New Format for Softpkg

    • Zero or one title ? for example, a book only has one title, not
      multiple titles.
    • One or more authors ? for example, a book can have multiple authors,
      but at
      least one.
    • Zero or one description, the CAD and CORBA Components DTDs define the
      description this way.
    • Zero or one package type.
    • Zero or one property file reference. Why are multiple property files
      needed?
    • One or more implementations, since the softpkg is an implementation
      for a
      component definition then it must have at least one implementation.
    • Zero or more dependencies for all implementations.
    • Zero or more descriptors for all implementations. An implementation
      may
      contain multiple different components.
    • Zero or more IDL files for all implementations.
    • Zero or more extensions.

    <!ELEMENT softpkg
    ( title?
    , author+
    , description?
    , propertyfile?
    , license?
    , pkgtype?
    , implementation+
    , ( idl

    dependency
    descriptor
    extension
    )*
    )>
    <!ATTLIST softpkg
    name ID #REQUIRED
    version CDATA #IMPLIED >
  • Reported: CORBA 3.0 — Wed, 17 Jul 2002 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Deferred — CORBA 3.4
  • Disposition Summary:

    Deferred

    This proposal was generated automatically by request of the Task Force Chair Adam Mitz.

  • Updated: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:47 GMT