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Re: Protocol operations proposal deadline

>>>>> On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 07:36:24 -0400, Mark Ellison <ellison@ieee.org> said:

Mark> (3) I like very much the fundamental suggestions in
Mark> draft-hardaker-eos-oops.
Mark> I would also like to see additional filtering added to the new
Mark> oops operations.  There are two sorts of filtering to suggest
Mark> here.  The first is a mechanism to specify which components
Mark> within an oo-object should be returned (e.g.  which columns
Mark> within a row).


FYI, I asked this exact question in Yokohama and got an overwhelming
"yes", so there is support already for it in the next version of the
draft which I intend to post sometime in the next few days.

Mark> The second sort of filtering would require the CG to supply a
Mark> secondary varbind list containing metadata (in a proper
Mark> placement within the oops message) to facilitate getting the
Mark> next object/row with a particular characteristic.  An example
Mark> was posted wrt to scli where the next ifEntry associated with an
Mark> ethernet interface was desired.  This mechanism might prove
Mark> useful in reducing overall message exchange between CG and CR.

There are more filtering changes in the next version with respect to
requesting a particular subset of data as well.  Take a look at it
(next week) and let me know what you think.

"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will
 insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."   -- Terry Pratchett