A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
RFC 4358

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Network Working Group                                           D. Smith
Request for Comments: 4358                          Open Mobile Alliance
Category: Informational                                     January 2006

              A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for
                    the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

Status of This Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).

Abstract

   This document describes the Namespace Identifier (NID) for Uniform
   Resource Namespace (URN) resources published by the Open Mobile
   Alliance (OMA).  OMA defines and manages resources that utilize this
   URN name model.  Management activities for these and other resource
   types are provided by the Open Mobile Naming Authority (OMNA).

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. URN Specification for "oma" NID .................................2
   3. Examples ........................................................4
   4. Namespace Considerations ........................................4
   5. Community Considerations ........................................5
   6. Security Considerations .........................................5
   7. IANA Considerations .............................................5
   8. Informative References ..........................................5

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1. Introduction

   OMA is a specification development body developing technologies for
   mobile devices.  This activity is supported by a membership composed
   of network operators, equipment vendors, content providers, and other
   suppliers to the mobile market.

   Some of the technologies being developed by OMA need XML namespaces
   that are managed so that they are unique and persistent.  To assure
   that the uniqueness is absolute, the registration of a specific NID
   for use by OMA was deemed appropriate.  Therefore, a full and
   complete registration will follow the namespace specification process
   as defined in [RFC3406].

2. URN Specification for "oma" NID

   Namespace ID:

      The NID "oma" is requested.

   Registration Information:

      registration version number: 1
      registration date:           2005-07-18

   Declared registrant of the namespace:

      Registering organization
         Name:    Open Mobile Alliance
         Address: 4275 Executive Square
                  Suite 240s
                  La Jolla, CA 92037

      Designated contact
         Role:    Technical Program Manager
         Email:   TPM@omaorg.org

   Declaration of syntactic structure:

      The Namespace Specific String (NSS) of all URNs that use the "oma"
      NID will have the following structure:

         urn:oma:{OMAresource}:{ResourceSpecificString}

      where the "OMAresource" is a US-ASCII string that conforms to the
      URN syntax requirements [RFC2141] and defines a specific class of
      resource type.  Each resource type has a specific labeling scheme

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      that is covered by "ResourceSpecificString", which also conforms
      to the naming requirements of [RFC2141].

      OMA maintains a naming authority, the Open Mobile Naming Authority
      (OMNA), that will manage the assignment of "OMAresources" and the
      specific registration values assigned for each resource class.

   Relevant ancillary documentation:

      The Open Mobile Naming Authority (OMNA) provides information on
      the registered resources and the registrations for each.  More
      information about OMNA and the registration activities and
      procedures to be followed are available at:

         http://www.openmobilealliance.org/tech/omna

   Identifier uniqueness considerations:

      The OMNA will manage resources using the "oma" NID and will be the
      authority for managing the resources and subsequent strings
      associated.  In the associated procedures, OMNA will ensure the
      uniqueness of the strings themselves or shall permit secondary
      responsibility for management of well-defined sub-trees.

      OMA may permit use of experimental type values that will not be
      registered.  As a consequence, multiple users may end up using the
      same value for separate uses.  As experimental usage is only
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