Re: [Cbor] New CDDL control operator proposal: .iana

Carsten Bormann <> Fri, 25 June 2021 16:23 UTC

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> My first thought was that IANA registries are hard to reference, and you get
> this, and suggest XPath.

XPath doesn’t really help with extracting the data, only with finding it.
I’m sure Julian Reschke would be able to write some xslt for this :-)

> How to reference things which are not yet created... I actually think that
> maybe we need .iana-future, which gets changed at or before AUTH48 to ".iana"

Right.  The important thing is that it can reference another document, which can then independently move forward.  But that would need to *export* its registry content (probably via XML…) in a common format.
Lots of tooling needed.

>> I think we’ll need some discussions with IANA to make this really
>> useful in practice, but the overall direction should be visible from
>> the proposal.
> Agreed.
> I also think we need some interoperation with YANG, and I think that YANG
> also needs ".iana"

Absolutely.  But maybe we can design it in a simple enough way so we can use it, too.

Grüße, Carsten

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