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Report from the Joint W3C/IETF URI Planning Interest Group: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs), URLs, and Uniform Resource Names (URNs): Clarifications and Recommendations (RFC3305)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009517D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-29
Document File: 12 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Mealling: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document, a product of the W3C Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Interest Group, addresses and attempts to clarify issues pertaining to URIs. This document addresses how URI space is partitioned and the relationship between URIs, URLs, and URNs, describes how URI schemes and URN namespaces ids are registered, and presents recommendations for continued work on this subject.

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Network Working Group                                   M. Mealling, Ed.

Request for Comments: 3305                             R. Denenberg, Ed.

Category: Informational                           W3C URI Interest Group

                                                             August 2002

      Report from the Joint W3C/IETF URI Planning Interest Group:

 Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs), URLs, and Uniform Resource Names

              (URNs): Clarifications and Recommendations

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does

   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this

   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document, a product of the W3C Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

   Interest Group, addresses and attempts to clarify issues pertaining

   to URIs.  This document addresses how URI space is partitioned and

   the relationship between URIs, URLs, and URNs, describes how URI

   schemes and URN namespaces ids are registered, and presents

   recommendations for continued work on this subject.

Mealling & Denenberg         Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3305                  URIs, URLs, and URNs               August 2002

Table of Contents

   1.      The W3C URI Interest Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.      URI Partitioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.1     Classical View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.2     Contemporary View  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   2.3     Confusion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   3.      Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.1     URI Schemes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.1.1   Registered URI schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.1.2   Unregistered URI Schemes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.1.2.1 Public Unregistered Schemes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   3.1.2.2 Private Schemes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.1.3   Registration of URI Schemes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.1.3.1 IETF Tree  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.1.3.2 Other Trees  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.2     URN Namespaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.2.1   Registered URN NIDs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.2.2   Pending URN NIDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

   3.2.3   Unregistered NIDs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   3.2.4   Registration Procedures for URN NIDs . . . . . . . . . . .  7

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