Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition Mechanisms

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        BCP 66
        RFC 3406

        Title:      Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace Definition
        Author(s):  L. Daigle, D. van Gulik, R. Iannella, P. Faltstrom
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       October 2002
        Mailbox:    leslie@thinkingcat.com, Dirkx@webweaving.org,
                    renato@iprsystems.com, paf@cisco.com
        Pages:      22
        Characters: 43707
        Obsoletes:  2611
        SeeAlso:    BCP 66

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-urn-rfc2611bis-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3406.txt

This document lays out general definitions of and mechanisms for
establishing Uniform Resource Names (URN) "namespaces".  The URN WG
has defined a syntax for URNs in RFC 2141, as well as some proposed
mechanisms for their resolution and use in Internet applications in
RFC 3401 and RFC 3405.  The whole rests on the concept of individual
"namespaces" within the URN structure.  Apart from proof-of-concept
namespaces, the use of existing identifiers in URNs has been discussed
in RFC 2288.

This document is a product of the Uniform Resource Names Working Group
of the IETF.

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