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A Media Type for XML Patch Operations
draft-wilde-xml-patch-09

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Last updated: 2014-03-25
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Network Working Group                                           E. Wilde
Internet-Draft                                               UC Berkeley
Intended status: Informational                            March 25, 2014
Expires: September 26, 2014

                 A Media Type for XML Patch Operations
                        draft-wilde-xml-patch-09

Abstract

   The XML Patch document format defines an XML document structure for
   expressing a sequence of patch operations to be applied to an XML
   document.  The XML Patch document format builds on the foundations
   defined in RFC 5261.  This specification defines the also provides
   the media type registration "application/xml-patch+xml", to allow the
   use of XML Patch documents in, for example, HTTP conversations.

Note to Readers

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   2.  Patch Documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     2.1.  Patch Document Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Patch Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   5.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.1.  From -08 to -09  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.2.  From -07 to -08  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
     5.3.  From -06 to -07  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.4.  From -05 to -06  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.5.  From -04 to -05  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.6.  From -03 to -04  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.7.  From -02 to -03  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     5.8.  From -01 to -02  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     5.9.  From -00 to -01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
   6.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     6.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     6.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   Appendix A.  Implementation Hints  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     A.1.  Matching Namespaces  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     A.2.  Patching Namespaces  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   Appendix B.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   Appendix C.  ABNF for RFC 5261 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
   Appendix D.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
   Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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1.  Introduction

   The Extensible Markup Language (XML) [RFC3023] is a common format for
   the exchange and storage of structured data.  HTTP PATCH [RFC5789]
   extends HTTP [RFC2616] with a method to perform partial modifications

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