CIM information could be represented within XML in many different ways. In the interest of interoperability between different implementations of CIM,there is an obvious requirement for standardization of this representation. The following criteria have been applied in the design of the representation presented here:
- Fully standardized technologies are used wherever possible, in preference to Working Drafts.
- Where use is made of a Working Draft, the intention is to track the changes to the Working Draft in this specification.
- Completeness is favored over conciseness (all aspects of CIM should be modeled).