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Requirements and Design for Voucher Trading System (VTS) (RFC3506)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011762D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-13
Document File: 16 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Fujimura: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Crediting loyalty points and collecting digital coupons or gift certificates are common functions in purchasing and trading transactions. These activities can be generalized using the concept of a "voucher", which is a digital representation of the right to claim goods or services. This document presents a Voucher Trading System (VTS) that circulates vouchers securely and its terminology; it lists design principles and requirements for VTS and the Generic Voucher Language (GVL), with which diverse types of vouchers can be described.

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Network Working Group                                        K. Fujimura

Request for Comments: 3506                                           NTT

Category: Informational                                      D. Eastlake

                                                                Motorola

                                                              March 2003

        Requirements and Design for Voucher Trading System (VTS)

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

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

Abstract

   Crediting loyalty points and collecting digital coupons or gift

   certificates are common functions in purchasing and trading

   transactions.  These activities can be generalized using the concept

   of a "voucher", which is a digital representation of the right to

   claim goods or services.  This document presents a Voucher Trading

   System (VTS) that circulates vouchers securely and its terminology;

   it lists design principles and requirements for VTS and the Generic

   Voucher Language (GVL), with which diverse types of vouchers can be

   described.

Conventions used in this document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",

   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this

   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

Table of Contents

   1.  Background ....................................................2

   2.  Terminology and Model .........................................3

       2.1 Voucher ...................................................3

       2.2 Participants ..............................................3

       2.3 Voucher Trading System (VTS) ..............................4

   3.  VTS Requirements ..............................................5

       3.1 Capability to handle diversity ............................6

       3.2 Ensuring security .........................................6

       3.3 Ensuring practicality .....................................7

Fujimura & Eastlake          Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3506              Voucher Trading System (VTS)            March 2003

   4.  Scope of VTS Specifications ...................................7

       4.1 Voucher Trading Protocol ..................................7

       4.2 VTS-API ...................................................8

       4.3 Generic Voucher Language ..................................8

   5.  GVL Requirements...