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3.4.2 NodeIds and BrowseNames ToC Previous Next

3.4.2.1 NodeIds ToC

The NodeIds of all Nodes described in this specification are only symbolic names. Annex A defines the actual NodeIds.

The symbolic name of each Node defined in this specificationis its BrowseName, or, when it is part of another Node, the BrowseName of the other Node, a “.”, and the BrowseName of itself. In this case “part of” means that the whole has a HasProperty or HasComponent Reference to its part. Since all Nodes not being part of another Node have a unique name in this specification, the symbolic name is unique.

The namespace for this specification is defined in Annex A. The NamespaceIndex for all NodeIds defined in this specification is server specific and depends on the position of the namespace URI in the server namespace table.

Note: This specification does not only define concrete Nodes, but also requires that some Nodes have to be generated, for example one for each AutoID Device represented by the Server. The NodeIds of those Nodes are server-specific, including the Namespace. But the NamespaceIndex of those Nodes cannot be the NamespaceIndex used for the Nodes defined by this specification, because they are not defined by this specification but generated by the Server.

3.4.2.2 BrowseNames ToC

The text part of the BrowseNames for all Nodes defined in this specification is specified in the tables defining the Nodes. The NamespaceIndex for all BrowseNames defined in this specification is server specific and depends on the position of the namespace URI defined in this specification in the server namespace table.

If the BrowseName is not defined by this specification, a namespace index prefix like ‘0:EngineeringUnits’ is added to the BrowseName. This is typically necessary if a Property of another specification is overwritten or used in the OPC UA types defined in this specification. Table 76 provides a list of namespaces used in this specification.

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