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Abbreviations in element names [message #2299] Mon, 23 December 2019 06:56
Joerg von Lingen is currently offline  Joerg von Lingen
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Dear all,

our common coordinator correctly found that interlocking part in railML3.1 does
not completely follow the modelling patterns w.r.t. to use of abbreviations in
element names. In the end of the discussion it was decided that railML3.2 will
not be 100% downwards compatible to railML3.1, i.e. some renaming shall take place.
Here are the attributes and elements subject to renaming

- bitNr -> bitNumber
- SWversion -> softwareVersion
- lastSupervisedSectionBeforeDP -> lastSupervisedSectionBeforeDangerPoint

- assetsForIL -> assetsForInterlocking
- specificIMs -> specificInfrastructureManagers
- specificIM -> specificInfrastructureManager

On the other side "TVD" was considered to remain as it seems a quite common
abbreviation and full text "TrackVacancyDetection" would unnecessarily bloat the

As especially the elements might you affect please state your opinion on the
issue here.

Best regards,
Joerg v. Lingen - Rollingstock Coordinator
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