The Profile URI Registry
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Network Working Group                                       M. Lanthaler
Internet-Draft                                         December 03, 2013
Intended status: Informational
Expires: June 6, 2014

                        The Profile URI Registry
                  draft-lanthaler-profile-registry-04

Abstract

   This document defines a registry for profile URIs to be used in
   specifications standardizing profiles.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Registration Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Example Registration Request  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     4.1.  Initial Registry Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   6.  Change Log  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     6.1.  From -03 to -04 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     6.2.  From -02 to -03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     6.3.  From -01 to -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     6.4.  From -00 to -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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1.  Introduction

   Profiles, as defined by [RFC6906], can be used to signal support for
   additional semantics, such as constraints, conventions, extensions,
   or any other aspects that do not alter the basic media type
   semantics.  Profiles are identified by a URI and can thus be created
   without central coordination.

   Similarly to media types and link relation types it is, in some
   cases, beneficial to centrally manage profile URIs to ensure
   interoperability and decrease the coupling between clients and
   servers.  This allows the independent evolution of clients and
   servers as both are coupled to these central contracts instead of
   being coupled to each other.  Therefore, this document establishes an
   IANA registry for profile URIs.

2.  Registration Process

   All elements in this registry require a URI in order to be
   registered.  The meaning of the profile URI must be documented in a
   permanent and readily available public specification in sufficient
   detail so that interoperability between independent implementations
   is possible ("Specification Required" per [RFC5226]).

   An exemplary registration request can be found in Section 3.

3.  Example Registration Request

   The following is an example registration request for the profile URI
   http://example.com/profiles/example.

   This is a request to IANA to please register the profile URI
   "http://example.com/profiles/example" in the Profile URI Registry
   according [this document].

   o  Profile URI: http://example.com/profiles/example
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