Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the Canadian Advisory Committee (CAC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 18056-06 (adoption of ISO/IEC 18056:2005, second edition, 2005-07-15). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 18056:2010 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
This International Standard specifies an XML protocol for the services defined in ISO/IEC 18051. It provides an alternative protocol to the ASN.1-based protocol specified in ISO/IEC 18052.
In addition to the CSTA-specific protocol details, this International Standard describes the concepts underlying the request/response model, application association, notation and service, and describes the template used in this International Standard.
It also specifies the PICS for this International Standard and provides examples of CSTA XML encodings.