The file URI Scheme

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Author Matthew Kerwin 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2014-09-25)
Replaced by RFC 8089
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This document specifies the "file" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme, replacing the definition in RFC 1738. It attempts to document current practices, while at the same time defining a common core which is intended to interoperate across the broad spectrum of existing implementations. Note to Readers (To be removed by the RFC Editor) This draft should be discussed on the IETF Applications Area Working Group discussion list <>.


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