Concise Software Identification Tags, June 2023
- File formats:
- Also available: XML file for editing
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- H. Birkholz
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ISO/IEC 19770-2:2015 Software Identification (SWID) tags provide an extensible XML-based structure to identify and describe individual software components, patches, and installation bundles. SWID tag representations can be too large for devices with network and storage constraints. This document defines a concise representation of SWID tags: Concise SWID (CoSWID) tags. CoSWID supports a set of semantics and features that are similar to those for SWID tags, as well as new semantics that allow CoSWIDs to describe additional types of information, all in a more memory-efficient format.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.