A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for Sources of Law (LEX)
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INTERNET-DRAFT                                                P. Spinosa
Intended Status: Informational                          (ICT consultant)
Expires: February 10, 2018                                E. Francesconi
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                                                                 C. Lupo
                                                        (ICT consultant)
                                                          August 9, 2017

                A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
                        for Sources of Law (LEX)
                      draft-spinosa-urn-lex-11.txt

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Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
   Identification (NID) convention as prescribed by the World Wide Web
   Consortium (W3C) for identifying, naming, assigning, and managing
   persistent resources in the legal domain.

 

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Table of Contents

   1  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
      1.1  The Purpose of Namespace "lex"  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
      1.2  Entities Supporting this Standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
      1.3  The Context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
      1.4  General Characteristics of the System . . . . . . . . . . . 8
      1.5  Linking a LEX Name to a Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
      1.6  Use of LEX Names in References  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
      1.7  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
      1.8  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
      1.9  Syntax Used in this Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   2  Registration Template  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   3  Specifications of Registration Template  . . . . . . . . . . .  15
      3.1  Identifier structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
      3.2  Conformance with URN Syntax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
      3.3  Validation mechanism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
      3.4  Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   4  General Syntax and features of the LEX Identifier  . . . . . .  16
      4.1  Allowed and Not Allowed Characters  . . . . . . . . . . .  16
      4.2  Reserved Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
      4.3  Case sensitivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
      4.4  National Characters and Diacritic Signs . . . . . . . . .  17
      4.5  Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
      4.6  Date Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   5  Specific Syntax and features of the LEX Identifier . . . . . .  18
      5.1  Spaces, Connectives and Punctuation Marks . . . . . . . .  18
      5.2  Acronyms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
      5.3  Ordinal Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   6  Creation of the Source of Law LEX Identifier . . . . . . . . .  19
      6.1  Basic Principles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
      6.2  Model of Sources of Law Representation  . . . . . . . . .  19
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