Scheme Specification for the pwid URI
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Internet Engineering Task Force                           E. Zierau, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                      Royal Danish Library
Intended status: Informational                              June 9, 2018
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                 Scheme Specification for the pwid URI
                    draft-pwid-uri-specification-04

Abstract

   This document specifies a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) for
   Persistent Web IDentifiers to web material in web archives using the
   'pwid' scheme name.  The purpose of the standard is to support
   general, global, sustainable, humanly readable, technology agnostic,
   persistent and precise web references for web materials in web
   archives in a way that can make them potentially resolvable.

   The PWID URI can assist in two ways: First, by providing potential
   resolvable precise and persistent reference scheme for web archive
   materials, which is not sufficiently covered by existing web
   reference practices and new suggested referencing methods.  Second,
   to specify web elements in web collections (also known as web corpus)
   even for collections where there are references to web elements in
   several archives.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Demonstrable, New, Long-Lived Utility . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Syntactic Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Well Defined  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  Definition of Operations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Context of Use  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  Internationalization and Character Encoding . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Scheme Name Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   9.  Interoperability Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   10. Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   11. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   12. Clear Security and Privacy Considerations . . . . . . . . . .  11
   13. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     13.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     13.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13

1.  Introduction

   The purpose of the PWID URI is to represent general, global,
   sustainable, humanly readable, technology agnostic, persistent and
   precise web archive resource references in a way that;

   o  can be used for technical solutions e.g. to make them resolvable

   o  can cover references to all sorts of materials in web archives

   o  can cover references to materials from all sort of web archives

   The motivation for defining a PWID URI scheme is the growing
   challenge of references to web resources, which the PWID as a URI can
   assist in overcoming.  The standard is needed to address web
   materials meeting precision and persistency issues on par precision
   in with traditional references for analogue material.  This regards

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   both referencing of web resources from research papers and definition
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