Shepherd writeup

Authors are Simon Josefsson and Sean Leonard. Kathleen Moriarty is the 
responsible Area Directory. Yoav Nir is the document shepherd.

   This document describes and discusses the textual encodings of the
   Public-Key Infrastructure X.509 (PKIX), Public-Key Cryptography
   Standards (PKCS), and Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS).  The
   textual encodings are well-known, are implemented by several
   applications and libraries, and are widely deployed.  This document
   is intended to articulate the de-facto rules that existing
   implementations operate by, and to give recommendations that will
   promote interoperability.
Review and Consensus
   This document describes existing practice implemented by multiple 
   vendor products and open source projects, and harmonizes minor 
   discrepancies among implementations. As an individual submission
   this document does not reflect a working group consensus The PKIX
   group was already closed by the time the authors started work on this 
   document. The document did receive some review on the PKIX and SAAG 
   lists, including from implementers that said that it is aligned with 
   their implementations. 
Intellectual Property
   Both authors have confirmed that they are not aware of any undisclosed 
   IPR associated with this document.
Other Issues
   The draft makes two downward references:
     - RFC 2315: PKCS #7: Cryptographic Message Syntax Version 1.5
     - RFC 2986: PKCS #10: Certification Request Syntax Specification Version 1.7
   Both are already in the DownRef registry.  
   There is a normative reference to RFC 5208, which is obsolete. Will fix in -08