Guidelines and Registration Procedures for New URI/IRI Schemes

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (iri WG)
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2011-12-13)
Replaces draft-hansen-iri-4395bis-irireg
Replaced by draft-thaler-appsawg-uri-scheme-reg
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Intended RFC status Best Current Practice
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This document updates the guidelines and recommendations for the definition of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) schemes, and extends the registry and guidelines to apply when the schemes are used with Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs). It also updates the process and IANA registry for URI/IRI schemes. It obsoletes RFC 4395.


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Larry Masinter (

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