Uniform Resource Names (URNs)
draft-ietf-urnbis-rfc2141bis-urn-11

 
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URNBIS                                                    P. Saint-Andre
Internet-Draft                                                      &yet
Obsoletes: 2141, 3406 (if approved)                           J. Klensin
Intended status: Standards Track                          March 31, 2015
Expires: October 2, 2015

                     Uniform Resource Names (URNs)
                  draft-ietf-urnbis-rfc2141bis-urn-11

Abstract

   A Uniform Resource Name (URN) is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
   that is assigned under the "urn" scheme and a particular URN
   namespace, typically with the intent that the URN will be a
   persistent, location-independent resource identifier or abstract
   designator.  With regard to URN syntax, this document defines the
   canonical syntax for URNs (in a way that is consistent with URI
   syntax), specifies methods for determining URN equivalence, and
   discusses URI conformance.  With regard to URN namespaces, this
   document specifies a method for defining a URN namespace and
   associating it with a namespace identifier, and describes procedures
   for registering namespace identifiers with the Internet Assigned
   Numbers Authority (IANA).  This document obsoletes both RFC 2141 and
   RFC 3406.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  URN Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Namespace Identifier Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.2.  Namespace Specific String Syntax  . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  p-component, q-component, and f-component . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  Equivalence of URNs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   5.  URI Conformance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   6.  URN Namespaces  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.1.  Formal Namespaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     6.2.  Informal Namespaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  Defining and Registering a URN Namespace  . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.1.  Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     7.2.  Registration Policy and Process . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     7.3.  Completing the Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
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