1      Definition

An Item that can be Transacted.

2      Functional Requirements

An Asset

  1. May be:
    • MM-Embedded at an M-Location.
    • Posted to a Service (e.g., a marketplace).
  2. Preserves the Formats of the Item that has spawned it.
  3. Includes the Time it was Modified as an Asset.

3      Syntax


4      Semantics

Label Size Description
Header N1 Bytes
– Standard 9 Bytes The characters “MMM-ASS-V”
– Version N2 Byte Major version – 1 or 2 characters
– Dot-separator 1 Byte The character “.”
– Subversion N3 Byte Minor version – 1 or 2 characters
M-InstanceID N4 Bytes Identifier of M-Instance.
AssetID N5 Bytes Identifier of Asset.
AssetData[] N6 Bytes Metadata of Asset
– SourceItemID N7 Bytes ID of Item that spawned this Asset
– AssetDate N8 Bytes Time Item was Modified to Asset
– Provenance N9 Bytes Provenance
DescrMetadata N10 Bytes Descriptive Metadata

5      Data Formats

No new Data Formats required.

6      To Respondents

MPAI requests comments on Functional Requirements of the Asset Item.