A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for SWIFT Financial Messaging (RFC3615)
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-20
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. Gustin: AUTHOR [+2]
This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that is managed by SWIFT for usage within messages standardized by SWIFT.
Network Working Group J.
Request for Comments: 3615 A. Goyens
Category: Informational SWIFT
A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
for SWIFT Financial Messaging
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describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace that
is managed by SWIFT for usage within messages standardized by SWIFT.
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.
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
Declared registrant of the namespace:
Avenue Adele 1
B-1310 La Hulpe
Declaration of syntactic structures:
of the Namespace Specific String is a flat space
<URN chars>  which have no knowable structure outside of the
context of the SWIFT community internal resolver. Future changes