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Friday, January 4, 2008

IESG Approves GEOPRIV Revised Civic Location Format for PIDF-LO

The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) announced that the
"Revised Civic Location Format for PIDF-LO" specification has been
approved as an IETF proposed Standard. The document defines an XML
format for the representation of civic location. This format is
designed for use with PIDF Location Object (PIDF-LO) documents and
replaces the civic location format in RFC 4119 ("A Presence-based
GEOPRIV Location Object Format"). The format is based on the civic
address definition in PIDF-LO, but adds several new elements based
on the civic types defined for DHCP, and adds a hierarchy to address
complex road identity schemes. The format also includes support for
the "xml:lang" language tag and restricts the types of elements
where appropriate. The approved version -07 Internet Draft document
was reviewed by the GEOPRIV working group, where it has reached
consensus for publication as an IETF RFC. Document Quality: The XML
Schema contained within this document has been checked against
Xerces-J 2.6.2. In addition to updating RFC 4119, the document is
also a normative reference in IETF 'draft-ietf-ecrit-lost'
("LoST: A Location-to-Service Translation Protocol"). There are
three known implementations of this specification. The IETF GEOPRIV
Working Group was chartered to assess the authorization, integrity
and privacy requirements that must be met in order to transfer
location information, or authorize the release or representation of
such location information through an agent.

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