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Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition Mechanisms (RFC3406)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010081D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-17
Document File: 23 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Daigle: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document lays out general definitions of and mechanisms for establishing Uniform Resource Names (URN) "namespaces". The URN WG has defined a syntax for URNs in RFC 2141, as well as some proposed mechanisms for their resolution and use in Internet applications in RFC 3401 and RFC 3405. The whole rests on the concept of individual "namespaces" within the URN structure. Apart from proof-of-concept namespaces, the use of existing identifiers in URNs has been discussed in RFC 2288.

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Network Working Group                                          L. Daigle

Request for Comments: 3406                      Thinking Cat Enterprises

BCP: 66                                                   D.W. van Gulik

Obsoletes: 2611                                               WebWeaving

Category: Best Current Practice                              R. Iannella

                                                             IPR Systems

                                                            P. Faltstrom

                                                                   Cisco

                                                            October 2002

      Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition Mechanisms

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

   Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

   improvements.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

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

Abstract

   This document lays out general definitions of and mechanisms for

   establishing Uniform Resource Names (URN) "namespaces".  The URN WG

   has defined a syntax for URNs in RFC 2141, as well as some proposed

   mechanisms for their resolution and use in Internet applications in

   RFC 3401 and RFC 3405.  The whole rests on the concept of individual

   "namespaces" within the URN structure.  Apart from proof-of-concept

   namespaces, the use of existing identifiers in URNs has been

   discussed in RFC 2288.

Table of Contents

   1.0 Introduction ................................................. 2

   2.0 What is a URN Namespace? ..................................... 3

   3.0 URN Namespace (Registration) Types ........................... 3

   3.1 Experimental Namespaces .....................................  4

   3.2 Informal Namespaces .........................................  4

   3.3 Formal Namespaces ...........................................  4

   4.0 URN Namespace Registration, Update, and NID Assignment

       Process .....................................................  6

   4.1 Experimental ................................................  6

   4.2 Informal ....................................................  6

   4.3 Formal ......................................................  7

   5.0 Security Considerations .....................................  9

Daigle, et. al.          Best Current Practice                  [Page 1]

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