3 Definitions and abbreviations

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3.1 Definitions

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

XML file: a file containing an XML document.

XML document: see [2]; in the scope of this specification, an XML document is composed of the succession of an optional XML declaration followed by a root XML element.

XML declaration: see [2]; it specifies the version of XML and the character encoding being used.

XML element: see [2]; an 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.

empty XML element: see [2]; an 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.

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: see [2]; 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.

XML end-tag: see [2]; the end of a non-empty XML element is marked by an XML end-tag containing the name of the XML element.

XML empty-element tag: see [2]; an empty XML element is composed simply of an empty-element tag containing the name and the set of XML attribute specifications of the XML element.

XML attribute specification: see [2]; an XML attribute specification has a name and a value.

DTD: see [2]; a DTD defines structure and content constraints to be respected by an XML document to be valid with regard to this DTD.

XML schema: see [3], [4] and [5]; 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.

XML namespace: see [6]; in the scope of this specification, enables qualifying element and attribute names used in XML documents by associating them with namespaces identified by different XML schemas.

XML complex type: see [3], [4] and [5]; 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.

XML element type: see [3], [4] and [5]; 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.

3.2 Abbreviations

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

CM Configuration Management

DTD Document Type Definition

DN Distinguished Name

EDGE Enhanced Data for GSM Evolution

GERAN GSM/EDGE Radio Access Network

GSM Global System for Mobile communication

IRP Integration Reference Point

IS Information Service

NRM Network Resource Model

RDN Relative Distinguished Name

UMTS Universal Mobile Telecommunications System

UTRAN Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network

XML eXtensible Markup Language