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

2021-03-22 charter

Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)


 Current Status: Active

     Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
     Christian Amsüss <christian@amsuess.com>

 Applications and Real-Time Area Directors:
     Murray Kucherawy <superuser@gmail.com>
     Francesca Palombini <francesca.palombini@ericsson.com>

 Applications and Real-Time Area Advisor:
     Francesca Palombini <francesca.palombini@ericsson.com>

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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 has updated RFC 7049 to deal with existing
  errata, and the new version, draft-ietf-cbor-7049bis, is in the RFC
  Editor queue to become 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, where warranted,
  progress them either in a standalone document or as part of a new
  edition of the specification.

  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

  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 expects to adopt and publish these proposals, and for
  those the working group will evaluate them individually and decide about
  adoption and milestones. Proposals that are deemed to be out of scope
  for the working group, for example because they are too narrow in
  purpose, may still be published as individual submissions or in another
  groups if there is a specific need. The CBOR group will review these
  proposals on request.

Goals and Milestones:

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