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 [RFC2119]. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but do not contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.