This appendix lists the requirements for legal characters for RGM names and values.
RGM names fall into five categories:
Resource group names
Resource type names
Enumeration literal names
Except for resource type names, all names must comply with the following rules:
Must be in ASCII.
Must start with a letter.
Can contain upper and lowercase letters, digits, dashes (-), and underscores (_).
Must not exceed 255 characters.
A resource type name can be a simple name (specified by the Resource_type property in the RTR file) or a complete name (specified by the Vendor_id and Resource_type properties in the RTR file). When you specify both these properties, the RGM inserts a period between the Vendor_id and Resource_type to form the complete name. For example, if Vendor_id=SUNW and Resource_type=sample, the complete name is SUNW.sample. This is the only case where a period is a legal character in an RGM name.
RGM values fall into two categories: property values and description values, both of which share the same rules, as follows:
Values must be in ASCII.
The maximum length of a value is 4 megabytes minus 1, that is, 4,194,303 bytes.
Values cannot contain any of the following characters: null, newline, comma, or semicolon.