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OMI - Foreword

Draft MDC Standard

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Foreword

(This foreword is not part of MUMPS Development Committee Standard MDC X11/1998–22.)

Open MUMPS Interconnect defines a computer communication protocol for access to MUMPS databases. Developed primarily for connection of different implementations of the MUMPS language, the protocol may also be used by other languages to gain access to a MUMPS database or to provide a MUMPS database service.

Users of different vendors' MUMPS products may connect them with this protocol, thus extending their networks beyond the limits of proprietary protocols.

Vendors of MUMPS and other database products may provide this protocol to ease their entry into existing networks.

Open MUMPS Interconnect provides all basic operations on the sparse tree-structured MUMPS database through a relatively simple client-server protocol communicating over a virtual circuit.

This standard contains three annexes. Annex A, which is normative and considered part of this standard, prescribes conformance levels and statements. Annexes B and C are informative and not considered part of this standard. Annex B presents the rationale for some of the sponsor's design decisions. Annex C describes possible future extensions to the standard.

The MUMPS Development Committee prepared this document and welcomes suggestions for improvement of the standard. Please submit suggestions to the MUMPS Development Committee, c/o MDC Secretariat, 1738 Elton Road Suite 205, Silver Spring, MD 20903.

The MUMPS Standards Interpretation Review Board, chartered by the MUMPS Development Committee and the M[UMPS] Technology Association but independent of both, reviews and arbitrates disputed interpretations of this standard. Contact the board c/o M[UMPS] Technology Association, 1738 Elton Road Suite 205, Silver Spring, MD 20903.

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Copyright © Annotations: 2008-2018 Ed de Moel.

Some specifications are "approved for inclusion in a future standard". Note that the MUMPS Development Committee cannot guarantee that such future standards will indeed be published.

This page most recently updated on 29-Nov-2011, 20:00:20 .

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