Reference document

Org
IETF
Pubnum
RFC 5261
Date
2008-09
Version
Title
An Extensible Markup Language (XML) Patch Operations Framework Utilizing XML Path Language (XPath) Selectors

Applicability

Extensible Markup Language (XML) documents are widely used as containers for the exchange and storage of arbitrary data in today’s systems. In order to send changes to an XML document, an entire copy of the new version must be sent, unless there is a means of indicating only the portions that have changed. This document describes an XML patch framework utilizing XML Path language (XPath) selectors. These selector values and updated new data content constitute the basis of patch operations described in this document. In addition to them, with basic , , and directives a set of patches can then be applied to update an existing XML document.

Responsible Party

Name
FMN CPWG

Status

URI
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc5261

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 2022-05-06 14.032 15.0
UUID
d6518397-2620-43f6-bfae-01cbc3803ac4

Relationships

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