Extensible Markup Language Evidence Record Syntax (XMLERS)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ltans mailing list <email@example.com>, ltans chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Extensible Markup Language Evidence Record Syntax' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-ltans-xmlers-11.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Extensible Markup Language Evidence Record Syntax' (draft-ietf-ltans-xmlers-11.txt) as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Sean Turner. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ltans-xmlers/
Technical Summary In many scenarios, users must be able to demonstrate the (time of) existence, integrity and validity of data including signed data for long or undetermined periods of time. This document specifies XML syntax and processing rules for creating evidence for long-term non-repudiation of existence of data. ERS-XML incorporates alternative syntax and processing rules to ASN.1 ERS syntax by using XML language. Working Group Summary The WG process was uneventful. The document is an XML equivalent of ERS [RFC4998]. Author's Note: some of the authors of the document are not native English speakers. There was review and correction of language/grammar and the AD suggested at the last WG meeting (in Maastricht) that it is ok to submit the draft for IETF LC and leverage the superior professional editing skills of the RFC editor for final language adjustments if necessary. Document Quality There are a few existing implementations of the protocol. The specification may pick-up further implementations after its release as RFC (i.e. when implementers can rely on it being stable). Personnel Carl Wallace is the Document Shepherd. Tim Polk is the Responsible Area Director. RFC Editor Note The reference [TS-ENTRUST] is obsolete. Please ensure the authors provide a new stable reference before publication.