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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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� � � � � � � 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...