Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

This document defines the application/cms media type for CMS (Cryptographic Message Syntax) content types.
It is similar to, but different from, the application/pkcs7-mime media type for S/MIME messages in that there
are many CMS messages that are not S/MIME messages. It is an independent submission.

Paul Hoffman is the document shepherd, and Stephen Farrell is the responsible area director.

2. Review and Consensus

This document is an independent submission and not part of any WG. It was brought to the attention of the AppsAWG list, but got no response. It was also discussed on the lisit. It might get a bit more notice in IETF Last Call, but probably no more than any other boring media type request.

3. Intellectual Property

I have not suveyed the authors for IPR because it is just a media type registration, not a definition of any new technology.

4. Other Points

This is intended to be an Informational RFC, so downrefs are not relevant.

The IANA Considerations seems fine.

Really, it's just a media type registration.