Uniform Resource Name (URN) Syntax

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Authors Peter Saint-Andre  , Ryan Moats 
Last updated 2013-01-18 (latest revision 2012-10-15)
Replaces draft-saintandre-2141bis
Replaced by RFC 8141
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A Uniform Resource Name (URN) is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that is intended to serve as a persistent, location-independent resource identifier. The general class of URNs is differentiated from all other URIs through the use of the 'urn' URI scheme. This document defines the canonical syntax for URNs, guidelines for URN namespaces, requirements for URN presentation and transmission, and methods for determining URN equivalence. This document obsoletes RFC 2141.


Peter Saint-Andre (psaintan@cisco.com)
Ryan Moats

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