This document specifies:
-- generic extensible data interchange formats for the representation of friction ridge image data: a tagged binary data format based on an extensible specification in ASN.1 and a textual data format based on an XML schema definition that are both capable of holding the same information;
-- examples of data record contents;
-- application specific requirements, recommendations, and best practices in data acquisition; and
-- conformance test assertions and conformance test procedures applicable to this document.