This document specifies a set of extensions to the standard Transaction Internet Protocol (TIP) Version 3.0, as specified in [RFC2371]. This specification assumes that the reader has familiarity with the concepts and requirements specified in [RFC2371]. Concepts and requirements specified in [RFC2371] are repeated in this specification when needed to provide clarity.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.