Directory Service Markup Language


Directory Service Markup Language

Directory Service Markup Language (DSML) is a representation of directory service information in an XML syntax.

The DSML version 1 effort was announced by creator Bowstreet on July 12, 1999. Initiative supporters include AOL-Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, and IBM. It resulted in a Document Type Definition for a file containing the XMLrepresentation of entries in the LDAP data model, similar in spirit to LDIF.

The DSML version 2 effort was promulgated in OASIS. It resulted in an XML schema for the representation of directory access operations based on that of LDAP, that could be carried in SOAP.

The Service Provisioning Markup Language (SPML) also from OASIS is based on the concepts of DSMLv2, but does not have such a tight coupling to the LDAP information model.

DSML is often pronounced "dismal".

External links

* [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/dsml/docs/DSMLv2.doc DSML v2.0 Specification]
* [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/dsml/errata/DSMLv2errata.doc DSML v2.0 Specification errata]
* [http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/dsml/docs/DSMLv2.xsd DSML v2.0 Schema]
* [http://www.dsmltools.org/ DSML Tools]
* [http://xml.coverpages.org/dsml.html Coverpages on DSML]
* [http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-11-2000/jw-1110-dsml.html An article at JavaWorld]
* [http://www.vordel.com/news/articles/01-12-08.html XML and Security]


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