MEICAN inherited the STP interpretation from OSCARS where the URN of an STP encodes the domain/network, device and port. This logic is not applicable to the NSI URN representation, which is only officially compose of two informations only: network-id and local-id. Consider the definition at .
It is necessary a new STP representation internally at MEICAN that doesn't break the NSI specification and is compatible with other domains not based on OSCARS.
An initial proposal is to merge the current representation for device and port to a single entity called local-id.
The representation of this new entity on the map visualization can be done initially as follows:
All STPs from a given network that have the same coordinate should be plotted on a single point in the map. And should be labeled with the longest unique prefix match.
All STPs from a given network that don't have coordinates should be plotted as a single point in the map. Using the Network coordinate and label.
In the reservation form merge the device and port fields into a single local-id or STP field. Defining a more intuitive name is recommended.
An additional possibility for this proposal is to provide a custom parser configuration for the domain, to allow.