3 Definitions and abbreviations

32.5053GPPRelease 9Self-configuration of network elements Integration Reference Point (IRP): eXtensible Markup Language (XML) file format definitionTelecommunication managementTS

3.1 Definitions

For the purposes of the present document, the following terms and definitions apply:

IRP: See 3GPP TS 32.150 [1].

IRPAgent: See 3GPP TS 32.150 [1].

IRPManager: See 3GPP TS 32.150 [1].

Self Configuration: The process which brings a network element into service requiring minimal human operator intervention or none at all.

XML file: file containing an XML document

XML document: composed of the succession of an optional XML declaration followed by a root XML element

NOTE: See [3]; in the scope of the present document.

XML declaration: it specifies the version of XML being used

NOTE: See [3].

XML element: has a type, is identified by a name, may have a set of XML attribute specifications and is either composed of the succession of an XML start-tag followed by the XML content of the XML element followed by an XML end-tag, or composed simply of an XML empty-element tag; each XML element may contain other XML elements

NOTE: See [3].

empty XML element: having an empty XML content; an empty XML element still possibly has a set of XML attribute specifications; an empty XML element is either composed of the succession of an XML start-tag directly followed by an XML end-tag, or composed simply of an XML empty-element tag

NOTE: See [3].

XML content (of an XML element): empty if the XML element is simply composed of an XML empty-element tag; otherwise the part, possibly empty, of the XML element between its XML start-tag and its XML end-tag

XML start-tag: the beginning of a non-empty XML element is marked by an XML start-tag containing the name and the set of XML attribute specifications of the XML element

NOTE: See [3].

XML end-tag: the end of a non-empty XML element is marked by an XML end-tag containing the name of the XML element

NOTE: See [3].

XML empty-element tag: composed simply of an empty-element tag containing the name and the set of XML attribute specifications of the XML element.

NOTE: See [3].

XML attribute specification: has a name and a value

NOTE: See [3].

DTD: defines structure and content constraints to be respected by an XML document to be valid with regard to this DTD

NOTE: See [3].

XML schema: more powerful than a DTD, an XML schema defines structure and content constraints to be respected by an XML document to conform with this XML schema; through the use of XML namespaces several XML schemas can be used together by a single XML document; an XML schema is itself also an XML document that shall conform with the XML schema for XML schemas

NOTE: See [4], [5] and [6].

XML namespace: enables qualifying element and attribute names used in XML documents by associating them with namespaces identified by different XML schemas

NOTE: See [7], in the scope of the present document.

XML complex type: defined in an XML schema; cannot be directly used in an XML document; can be the concrete type or the derivation base type for an XML element type or for another XML complex type; ultimately defines constraints for an XML element on its XML attribute specifications and/or its XML content

NOTE: See [4], [5] and [6].

XML element type: declared by an XML schema; can be directly used in an XML document; as the concrete type of an XML element, directly or indirectly defines constraints on its XML attribute specifications and/or its XML content; can also be the concrete type or the derivation base type for another XML element type

NOTE: See [4], [5] and [6].

3.2 Abbreviations

For the purposes of the present document, the following abbreviations apply:

SC Self Configuration

XML eXtensible Markup Language