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The "file" URI Scheme (RFC8089)

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Original Publication Date: 2017-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Feb-18
Document File: 38 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Kerwin: AUTHOR

Abstract

A file URI identifies an object (a "file") stored in a structured object naming and accessing environment on a host (a "file system"). The URI can be used in discussions about the file, and if other conditions are met it can be dereferenced to directly access the file.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         M. Kerwin Request for Comments: 8089                                           QUT Updates: 1738                                              February 2017 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

                          The "file" URI Scheme

Abstract

   This document provides a more complete specification of the "file"    Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme and replaces the very brief    definition in Section 3.10 of RFC 1738.

   It defines a common syntax that is intended to interoperate across    the broad spectrum of existing usages.  At the same time, it notes    some other current practices around the use of file URIs.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8089.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2017 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Kerwin                       Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 8089                      "file" Scheme                February 2017

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2

     1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   2.  Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3

   3.  Operations Involving <file> URIs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   4.  File System Name Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

   7. ...