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Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (Active WG)
Art Area: Barry Leiba, Murray Kucherawy | 2017-Jan-09 —  

2020-06-17 charter

Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)


 Current Status: Active

     Francesca Palombini <francesca.palombini@ericsson.com>
     Jim Schaad <ietf@augustcellars.com>

 Applications and Real-Time Area Directors:
     Murray Kucherawy <superuser@gmail.com>
     Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>

 Applications and Real-Time Area Advisor:
     Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>

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Description of Working Group:

  Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR, RFC 7049) extends the JavaScript
  Object Notation (JSON, RFC 8259) data interchange format to include binary
  data and an extensibility model, using a binary representation format that
  is easy to parse correctly. It has been picked up by a number of IETF
  efforts (e.g., CORE, ANIMA GRASP) as a message format.

  The CBOR working group will update RFC 7049 to deal with existing errata.
  Security issues and clarifications may be addressed, but changes to the document
  will ensure backward compatibility for widespread deployed codebases. The
  resulting document will be targeted at becoming an Internet Standard.

  Similar to the way ABNF (RFC 5234/7405) can be used to describe the set of
  valid messages in a text representation, it is useful for protocol
  specifications to use a description format for the data in CBOR-encoded
  messages. The Concise Data Definition Language (CDDL) is such a description
  technique that has already been used in CORE, ANIMA, CDNI, and efforts
  outside the IETF.

  CDDL has been published as RFC 8610. While this specification has been
  completed, several new features were raised during the update process that
  were not included, in order not to delay publication, and to allow
  publication in the Standards Track. One example of such a feature is the
  ability to combine multiple CDDL files together using a mechanism other than
  manually concatenating them together for processing. The working group will
  collect these features as well as other features that are raised by users of
  CDDL, evaluate their utility and add to a second edition of the
  specification where warranted.

  The working group will define the approach to further evolving CDDL as a
  sequence of editions, which might also add further extension points,
  probably as part of the introduction of the next edition of the CDDL base
  specification. The body of existing specifications that make use of CDDL is
  considered precious, and the WG will set out not to damage their value.

  The working group will evaluate the necessity of providing advice and
  guidance for developers using CBOR and CDDL. It is currently expected that
  this would be done using a Wiki of some type. This work would not be
  expected to be published by the IETF as an RFC.

  There are a number of additional CBOR tagged types and CBOR related media
  type specifications that are currently adopted by the working group,
  are work items in other working groups, or exist as individual
  submissions. Additionally, there are expected to be other such documents
  that will come to the attention of the working group. In some cases, the
  working group will be asked to adopt and publish these proposals.
  The working group will evaluate such requests individually and decide about
  adoption and milestones as such requests arise. Proposals that are deemed to be out
  of scope for the working group, for example because they are too narrow-purpose
  of a specification, may still be published as individual submissions or in
  other groups if there is a specific need. The CBOR group will review these
  proposals on request.

Goals and Milestones:
  Done     - Submit rfc7049bis to IESG as a Proposed Standard

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