Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

The document shepherd is David Waltermire. The responsible Area Director is Kathleen Moriarty.

The Incident Object Description Exchange Format (IODEF) provides a Reference class used to reference external entities (such as enumeration identifiers). However, the method of external entity identification has been left unstructured. This document describes a method to provide structure for referencing external entities for the IODEF Reference class and thus updates IODEF's ReferenceName. It defines an IANA registry that lists the identifiers of enumeration reference types that can be referenced from the Reference class. This is an important update to the base spec and it defines a format extension, so Proposed Standard is suitable. The working group is quite sure that this will be a useful Standards Track update to RFC5070.

2. Review and Consensus

This update is straightforward, and there was no difficulty coming to consensus on all points. The document received extensive review by the MILE working group since its first draft (published on September 1, 2012). The format of the identifier has been discussed and revised. Consequently, the structure of IANA registry has also been revised over time. All the discussion comments were reflected to the current version of the draft. The draft has completed WGLC and represents the consensus of the WG with no controversy. We believe the working group is solidly behind this. Expert review has been requested from the AppsDir to review the document, with a focus on the XML schema changes.

3. Intellectual Property

Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR issues so long as we can recognize.

4. Other Points

The document creates an IANA registry for identifiers to be referenced from IODEFF's Reference class subject to expert review and specification required.