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Policy for defining new service-identifying labels
draft-ietf-ecrit-service-urn-policy-03

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Last updated: 2013-11-26
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Network Working Group                                           A. Forte
Internet-Draft                                                      AT&T
Intended status: BCP                                      H. Schulzrinne
Expires: May 30, 2014                                Columbia University
                                                       November 26, 2013

           Policy for defining new service-identifying labels
               draft-ietf-ecrit-service-urn-policy-03.txt

Abstract

   In order to provide location-based services, descriptive terms for
   services need to be defined.  This document updates the policy for
   defining new service-identifying labels.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Requirements notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Namespace Guidelines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  Guidelines for the creation of new top-level services . . . . . 3
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

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1.  Introduction

   Nowadays location-based services are widespread.  Devices can detect
   a user location and retrieve all available services in the
   sourroundings of that location.  A particular service can be
   described by one or multiple terms such as "restaurant", "parking"
   and "ATM machine".  All such terms, however, need to be formally
   defined so that a registry can be built and used to assure
   consistency and compatibility between devices and between service
   providers.  Since descriptive terms for services are almost
   unbounded, such registry would contain the most common terms.  In
   this document we update the policy for defining new terms, that is
   new service-identifying labels.

2.  Requirements notation

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

3.  Namespace Guidelines

   [NOTE: Have we agreed on this approach that is, do we allow private
   namespaces?]

   Whereas one entity applies for the registraton of several new top-
   level services which are of no interest to the general public, the
   expert reviewer SHOULD consider the creation of an ad-hoc private
   namespace (e.g., urn:nena [RFC6061]) under which such entity would be
   free to define its own set of services and service labels.

   On the other hand, if the new top-level services are of interest to
   the general public or there is just one single top-level service to
   be registered, the expert reviewer SHOULD decide for registration in

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