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        RFC 3087

        Title:      Control of Service Context using SIP Request-URI
        Author(s):  B. Campbell, R. Sparks
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       April 2001
        Mailbox:    bcampbell@dynamicsoft.com, rsparks@dynamicsoft.com
        Pages:      39
        Characters: 83612
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-campbell-sip-service-control-03.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3087.txt


This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It
describes a useful way to conceptualize the use of the standard SIP
(Session Initiation Protocol) Request-URI (Uniform Resource
Identifier) that the authors and many members of the SIP community
think is suitable as a convention.  It does not define any new
protocol with respect to RFC 2543.

In a conventional telephony environment, extended service
applications often use call state information, such as calling
party, called party, reason for forward, etc, to infer application
context.  In a SIP/2.0 call, much of this information may be either
non-existent or unreliable.  This document proposes a mechanism to
communicate context information to an application.  Under this
proposal, a client or proxy can communicate context through the use
of a distinctive Request-URI.  This document continues with examples
of how this mechanism could be used in a voice mail application.

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