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A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for SWIFT Financial Messaging (RFC3615)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019460D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-20
Document File: 6 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Gustin: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that is managed by SWIFT for usage within messages standardized by SWIFT.

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Network Working Group                                          J. Gustin
Request for Comments: 3615                                     A. Goyens
Category: Informational                                            SWIFT
                                                          September 2003


                A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
                     for SWIFT Financial Messaging

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 (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that
   is managed by SWIFT for usage within messages standardized by SWIFT.

1.  Introduction

   SWIFT is an industry-owned cooperative supplying secure, standardised
   messaging services and interface software to over 7,500 financial
   institutions in 199 countries.  The SWIFT community includes banks,
   broker/dealers and investment managers, as well as their market
   infrastructures in payments, securities, treasury and trade.

   The goal of this namespace is to ensure the stability and uniqueness
   of the names of various items that are used within the messages
   exchanged between financial institutions.  SWIFT is one of the
   principal standardization bodies for financial messages and services.
   This standardization process identifies the structure and meaning of
   messages exchanged for various financial services offered by
   financial institutions.  It is essential that names of items (such as
   the XML schema describing the message itself) can be used to identify
   the resource even years after the message has been exchanged.

   The same resource may exist in multiple physical locations, and thus
   multiple URL's, but only a single URN.

Gustin & Goyens              Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 3615                  SWIFT URN Namespace             September 2003


2.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      "swift"

   Registration Information:

      Version 1
      Date: 2001-08-01

   Declared registrant of the namespace:

          SWIFT s.c.r.l.
          Avenue Adele 1
          B-1310 La Hulpe
          Belgium

   Declaration of syntactic structures:

      The structure of the Namespace Specific String is a flat space
      <URN chars> [1] which have no knowable structure outside of the
      context of the SWIFT community internal resolver.  Future changes
      to t...