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The 'doi' URI Scheme for Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (app)
Author Norman Paskin
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2003-07-01)
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Intended RFC status Informational
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This document defines the 'doi' Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme for the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). DOIs are identifiers for entities of significance to the content industries. The 'doi' URI scheme allows a resource associated with an entity identified by a DOI to be referenced by a URI for Internet applications. A 'doi' URI is dereferenced to a set of service descriptions through discoverable resolution mechanisms.


Norman Paskin

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