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Standardising Structure in URIs

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Author Mark Nottingham
Last updated 2013-09-17 (Latest revision 2013-08-28)
Replaced by RFC 7320
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-appsawg-uri-get-off-my-lawn
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


Sometimes, it is attractive to add features to protocols or applications by specifying a particular structure for URIs (or parts thereof). This document cautions against this practice in standards (sometimes called "URI Squatting").


Mark Nottingham

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