A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
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Network Working Group                                     J. Wackerow
Internet Draft                                            DDI Alliance
Intended status: Informational                       February 23, 2021
Expires: August 2021

              A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the
                    Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
                           draft-urn-ddi-00.txt

Abstract

   This document describes the Namespace Identifier (NID) "ddi" for
   Uniform Resource Names (URNs) used to identify resources that conform
   to the standards published by the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
   Alliance (https://ddialliance.org/).

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction...................................................3
   2. Conventions used in this document..............................3
   3. Specification..................................................4
      3.1. Namespace ID..............................................4
      3.2. Registration Information..................................4
      3.3. Declared Registrant of the Namespace......................4
      3.4. Declaration of Syntactic Structure........................4
         3.4.1. Description..........................................4
         3.4.2. ABNF Grammar.........................................5
         3.4.3. Regular Expression...................................7
         3.4.4. Examples of DDI URNs.................................8
      3.5. Relevant Ancillary Documentation..........................8
      3.6. Identifier Uniqueness Considerations......................9
      3.7. Identifier Persistence Considerations.....................9
      3.8. Process of Identifier Assignment..........................9
      3.9. Process for Identifier Resolution.........................9
      3.10. Rules for Lexical Equivalence...........................10
      3.11. Conformance with URN Syntax.............................11
      3.12. Validation Mechanism....................................11
      3.13. Scope...................................................11
   4. Namespace Considerations......................................11
      4.1. URN Assignment Procedures................................11
      4.2. URN Resolution/Delegation................................11
      4.3. Type of Resources to be Identified.......................11
      4.4. Type of Services.........................................11
   5. Community Considerations......................................12
      5.1. Open Assignment and Use of Identifiers...................12
      5.2. Open Operation of Resolution Servers.....................12
      5.3. Creation of Software for Service Discovery...............12
   6. IANA Considerations...........................................13
   7. Security Considerations.......................................13
   8. References....................................................13
      8.1. Normative References.....................................13
      8.2. Informative References...................................15
   9. Acknowledgments...............................................17
   Appendix A. Example DNS Records..................................18
      A.1. Delegation of the URN Namespace "ddi"....................18
      A.2. Delegation of DDI Agencies...............................18
      A.3. DDI Services.............................................18
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