The aim of this standard is to respond to the following interoperability requirements
- There is a requirement to bind metadata to information to enable trust between sharing partners in a data centric environment. A standardized approach to binding metadata is necessary for common interpretation of binding.
Therefore, this standard profiles a given set of data-object specifications and the ADatP-4778 to bind metadata to these same data-objects.
Edition A of this standards holds binding profiles for the following data-object formats (the binding profile chapter titles may be related to the protocols that define the data-objects they ship instead of the actual data-object)
- Chapter 3 (SMTP) Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
- Chapter 4 (XMPP) eXtensible Message and Presence Protocol
- Chapter 5 (OOXML) Office Open XML Formats
- Chapter 6 (SOAP) Simple Object Access Protocol
- Chapter 7 (REST) REpresentational State Transfer
- Chapter 8 (OPC) Generic Open Packaging Convention
- Chapter 9 Sidecar Files
- Chapter 10 (XMP) eXtensible Metadata Platform
- Chapter 11 (WSMP) Web Service Messaging Profile
- Chapter 12 (XML) Common XML Artefacts
Additionally, previously cited chapters profile the use of the Cryptographic Artefact Binding Profiles of chapter 2 in order to support security services of integrity, authenticity and non-repudiation on the binding references between the metadata and the data-object.