A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for Sources of Law (LEX)
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INTERNET-DRAFT                                                P. Spinosa
Intended Status: Informational                                 ITTIG/CNR
Expires: November 30, 2013                                E. Francesconi
                                                               ITTIG/CNR
                                                                 C. Lupo
                                                        (ICT consultant)
                                                      September 17, 2013

                A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace
                        for Sources of Law (LEX)
                      draft-spinosa-urn-lex-08.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  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
      1.7  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
      1.8  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   2  Specification Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
      2.1  Namespace ID  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
      2.2  Registration Information  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
      2.3  Syntax Used in this Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
      2.4  Identifier structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   3  General Syntax of the LEX Identifier . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
      3.1  Allowed and Not Allowed Characters  . . . . . . . . . . .  13
      3.2  Reserved Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
      3.3  Case sensitivity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
      3.4  National Characters and Diacritic Signs . . . . . . . . .  14
      3.5  Replacement of Spaces, Connectives and Punctuation Marks   15
      3.6  Abbreviation Expansion  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
      3.7  Acronyms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
      3.8  Date Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
      3.9  Ordinal Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   4  Creation of the Source of Law LEX Identifier . . . . . . . . .  15
      4.1  Basic Principles  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
      4.2  Model of Sources of Law Representation  . . . . . . . . .  16
      4.3  The Structure of the Local Name . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
      4.4  Structure of the Document Identifier at Work Level  . . .  17
      4.5  Aliases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
      4.6  Structure of the Document Identifier at Expression Level   19
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