The Path URN Specification

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (candidate for uribof WG)
Authors Daniel LaLiberte  , Michael Shapiro 
Last updated 1995-07-26 (latest revision 1995-03-21)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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A new 'path' URN scheme is proposed that defines a uniformly hierarchical name space. This URN scheme supports dynamic relocation and replication of resources. Existing DNS technology is used to resolve a path into sets of equivalent URLs, and then one URL is resolved into the named resource.


Daniel LaLiberte (
Michael Shapiro (

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