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The BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) URI Scheme and Media Types

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Carsten Bormann , Ari Keränen
Last updated 2017-01-09 (Latest revision 2016-07-08)
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In addition to its use as a subnetwork layer for IP (e.g., via RFC 7668), in various IoT web applications Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) can serve as a "local interconnect", connecting devices locally (i.e., not over IP) for use as a source of information and a target for actuation. In order to fully use these capabilities in applications using web technologies, there is a need for a method for addressing the resources, i.e., a URI scheme, and definition of the representation of the data exchanged between the application and devices, i.e., media types. This document is a straw man proposal for such a URI scheme and media types for interacting with the Bluetooth GAP and GATT protocols.


Carsten Bormann
Ari Keränen

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