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A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
RFC 5141

Document type: RFC - Informational (March 2008)
Was draft-goodwin-iso-urn (individual in app area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 5141 (Informational)
Responsible AD: Lisa Dusseault
Send notices to: goodwin@iso.org, leslie@thinkingcat.com

Network Working Group                                         J. Goodwin
Request for Comments: 5141                                       H. Apel
Category: Informational                                              ISO
                                                              March 2008

              A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for
        the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

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.

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name Namespace
   Identification (URN NID) for the International Organization for
   Standardization (ISO).  This URN NID is intended for use for the
   identification of persistent resources published by the ISO standards
   body (including documents, document metadata, extracted resources
   such as standard schemata and standard value sets, and other
   resources).

Goodwin & Apel               Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 5141                     ISO URN Schema                   March 2008

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Specification Template ..........................................4
      2.1. Namespace ID ...............................................4
      2.2. Registration Information ...................................4
      2.3. Declared Registrant of the Namespace .......................4
      2.4. Declaration of Structure ...................................4
           2.4.1. Definition ..........................................4
           2.4.2. Examples ...........................................12
      2.5. Relevant Ancillary Documentation ..........................15
      2.6. Identifier Uniqueness Considerations ......................15
      2.7. Identifier Persistence Considerations .....................15
      2.8. Process for Identifier Resolution .........................16
      2.9. Rules for Lexical Equivalence .............................16
      2.10. Conformance with URN Syntax ..............................17
      2.11. Validation Mechanism .....................................17
      2.12. Scope ....................................................17
   3. Namespace Considerations .......................................17
   4. Community Considerations .......................................18
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................20
   6. Security Considerations ........................................20
   7. References .....................................................21
      7.1. Normative References ......................................21
      7.2. Informative References ....................................21
   Appendix A. Alternative Naming Schemes ............................23
   Appendix B. ABNF Definition of Namespace ID = "iso"
               (Informative) .........................................24

1.  Introduction

   The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) was created
   by international agreement in 1947.  ISO is a network of the national
   standards institutes of many countries, on the basis of one member
   per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that
   coordinates the system.  ISO acts as a bridging organization in which
   a consensus can be reached on solutions that meet both the
   requirements of business and the broader needs of society, such as
   the needs of stakeholder groups like consumers and users.

   Further information is provided at http://www.iso.org/iso/about.htm.

   The core mission of ISO is to develop technical standards
   constituting technical agreements that provide the framework for
   compatible technology worldwide.  ISO standards contribute to making
   the development, manufacturing, and supply of products and services
   more efficient, safer, and cleaner.  They make trade between
   countries easier and fairer.

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   Every participating ISO member institute (full members) has the right
   to take part in the development of any standard that it judges to be
   important to its country's economy.  No matter what the size or
   strength of that economy, each participating member in ISO has one
   vote.  ISO's activities are thus carried out in a democratic
   framework where each country is on an equal footing to influence the
   direction of ISO's work at the strategic level, as well as the
   technical content of its individual standards.  Although the ISO

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