RFC 8794

Extensible Binary Meta Language, July 2020

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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
S. Lhomme
D. Rice
M. Bunkus
Stream:
IETF
Source:
cellar (art)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC8794

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Abstract

This document defines the Extensible Binary Meta Language (EBML) format as a binary container format designed for audio/video storage. EBML is designed as a binary equivalent to XML and uses a storage-efficient approach to build nested Elements with identifiers, lengths, and values. Similar to how an XML Schema defines the structure and semantics of an XML Document, this document defines how EBML Schemas are created to convey the semantics of an EBML Document.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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