This is the LOTP (Layered Object Transport Protocol) Replication document. It describes a set of database operations and their results.
This is a living document. While, some effort will be made to maintain the anchors from version to version, it is impossible to guarantee anchor or information persistence over the life of this document.
LOTP is still in experimental stages. It may evolved into an deployed generalized XML protocol or it may be used as a learning experience for designing another protocol.
Serializing (stating) a database entry may be advisory or it may imply some update to a remote database.