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An IETF URN Sub-namespace for Registered Protocol Parameters (RFC3553)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016526D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-27
Document File: 9 page(s) / 15K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Mealling: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document describes a new sub-delegation for the 'ietf' URN namespace for registered protocol items. The 'ietf' URN namespace is defined in RFC 2648 as a root for persistent URIs that refer to IETF-defined resources.

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� � � � � An IETF URN Sub-namespace for Registered Protocol Parameters

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 (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document describes a new sub-delegation for the 'ietf' URN

� � namespace for registered protocol items.� The 'ietf' URN namespace is

� � defined in RFC 2648 as a root for persistent URIs that refer to

� � IETF-defined resources.

1.� Introduction

� � From time to time IETF standards require the registration of various

� � protocol elements in well known central repository.� The Internet

� � Assigned Numbers Authority maintains this central repository and

� � takes direction from the IETF on what, how and when to add items to

� � it.� The IANA maintains lists of items such as all assigned port

� � numbers, MIME media types, enterprise numbers, etc.

� � Over time there has developed a need to be able to reference these

� � elements as URIs in various schema.� In the past this was done in a

� � very ad hoc way that easily led to interoperability problems.� This

� � document creates a new sub-delegation below the "ietf" [2]URN

� � namespace [1] called 'params' which acts as a standardized mechanism

� � for naming the items registered for IETF standards.� Any assignments

� � below that are specified in an RFC according to the IETF consensus

� � process and which include the template found in Section 4.

Mealling, et. al.� � � � � � � Best Current Practice� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3553� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � IANA URN Namespace� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � June 2003

2.� Terminology

� � The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL"...