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Guidelines for the Use of Extensible Markup Language (XML) within IETF Protocols (RFC3470)

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Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-14
Document File: 29 page(s) / 64K

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Related People

S. Hollenbeck: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a framework for structuring data. While it evolved from Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) -- a markup language primarily focused on structuring documents -- XML has evolved to be a widely-used mechanism for representing structured data.

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� � � � � � Guidelines for the Use of Extensible Markup Language (XML)

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � within IETF Protocols

Status of this Memo

� � This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

� � Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

� � improvements.� Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a framework for structuring

� � data.� While it evolved from Standard Generalized Markup Language

� � (SGML) -- a markup language primarily focused on structuring

� � documents -- XML has evolved to be a widely-used mechanism for

� � representing structured data.

� � There are a wide variety of Internet protocols being developed; many

� � have need for a representation for structured data relevant to their

� � application.� There has been much interest in the use of XML as a

� � representation method.� This document describes basic XML concepts,

� � analyzes various alternatives in the use of XML, and provides

� � guidelines for the use of XML within IETF standards-track protocols.

Table of Contents

� � Conventions Used In This Document� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 2

� � 1.� � � Introduction and Overview� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 2

� � � � � � � � 1.1� � Intended Audience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 3

� � � � � � � � 1.2� � Scope� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 3

� � � � � � � � 1.3� � XML Evolution� . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 3

� � � � � � � � 1.4� � XML Users, Support Groups, and Additional

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 4

� � 2.� � � XML Selection Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 4

� � 3.� � � XML Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� 5

Hollenbeck, et al.� � � � � � Best Current Practice� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3470� � � � � � � � � � � � � � XML within IETF Protocols� � � � � � � � � � � January 2003

� � 4.� � � XML Use Considerations and Recommendations . . . . . . . . .� 7

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