Data Set File Format
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Network Working Group                                           J. Gould
Internet-Draft                                            VeriSign, Inc.
Intended status: Standards Track                          March 30, 2017
Expires: October 1, 2017

                          Data Set File Format
                     draft-gould-regext-dataset-01

Abstract

   This document defines a Data Set File (DSF) format that can be used
   to define and pass bulk data between a client and a server.  This
   format is extensible to pass any set of simple data types in a set of
   records contained in the body of the file.  The file format also
   supports storing the result of processing the data set that MAY be
   generated by the server and returned to the client.  The file format
   consists of an XML definition header and a Comma-Separated Values
   (CSV) data section delimited by "-----BEGIN DATA SET-----" and "-----
   END DATA SET-----" lines.  The XML definition header defines the
   format of the CSV data section, contains additional meta-data, and
   optionally includes a digital signature to identify the source and
   ensure that the data has not been tampered with between the parties
   (source, client, and server).  The interface (manual or automated)
   that is used to submit the file and receive the result file is not
   defined within this document.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     1.1.  Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  General Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.1.  Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  Checksum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Type and Subtype  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  Fields  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.4.1.  Base Field Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
       2.4.2.  Data Set Field Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
         2.4.2.1.  Field Element Extensibility . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     2.5.  Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Data Set File (DSF) Format  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  Header Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.1.1.  <dataSet:defData> element . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       3.1.2.  <dataSet:encodedSignedDefData> element  . . . . . . .  13
         3.1.2.1.  Signed Definition Data  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       3.1.3.  <dataSet:resultData> element  . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     3.2.  Body Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   4.  Object Description  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.1.  Domain Name Object  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     4.2.  Host Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     4.3.  Contact Object  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31
     4.4.  Verification Code Object  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  39
   5.  Result Codes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41
   6.  Example Data Set File (DSF) Result Files  . . . . . . . . . .  44
     6.1.  Example Data Set File (DSF) with Result Data  . . . . . .  44
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