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Uniform Resource Name (URN) Syntax

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (urnbis WG)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2014-07-27 (latest revision 2014-01-23)
Intended RFC status: Unknown
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A Uniform Resource Name (URN) is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that is intended to serve as a persistent, location-independent resource identifier. This document defines the canonical syntax for URIs under the "urn" scheme, guidelines for URN namespaces, requirements for URN presentation and transmission, and methods for determining URN equivalence. This document obsoletes RFC 2141.


Peter Saint-Andre <>

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