A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
RFC 5174

 
Document Type RFC - Informational (May 2008; No errata)
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Network Working Group                                         J-P. Evain
Request for Comments: 5174                                           EBU
Category: Informational                                         May 2008

              A Uniform Resource Name (URN) Namespace for
                 the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)

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 (URN) namespace for
   the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) for naming persistent resources
   defined within EBU technical documentation and Internet resources.
   Example resources include technical documents and specifications,
   eXtensible Markup Language (XML) Schemas, classification schemes, XML
   Document Type Definitions (DTDs), namespaces, style sheets, media
   assets, and other types of resources produced or managed by the EBU.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Specification Template ..........................................2
   3. Examples ........................................................4
   4. Namespace Considerations ........................................4
   5. Community Considerations ........................................5
   6. Security Considerations .........................................6
   7. IANA Considerations .............................................6
   8. Normative References ............................................6

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1.  Introduction

   The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is the largest non-for profit
   professional association of broadcasters worldwide and was
   established in 1950.  The Union has more than 70 active members in 55
   countries in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, and more than
   40 associate members in 25 countries further afield.  The EBU
   negotiates broadcasting rights for major sport events, operates the
   Eurovision and Euroradio networks, organizes program exchanges and
   co-productions, and provides other operational and legal support.  It
   provides technical advice to its members and favors the adoption of
   standardized solutions in broadcast systems from content ingest to
   end-user delivery.  EBU activities cover traditional broadcast and
   new delivery medias, such as the Internet, for which a growing number
   of resources are being developed.

   The EBU would like to assign unique, permanent, location-independent
   names based on URNs for some resources it produces or manages.

   This namespace specification is for a formal namespace.

2.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      "ebu"

   Registration Information:

      Version: 1
      Date: 2007-02-20

   Declared registrant of the namespace:

      Name:           Jean-Pierre Evain
      Title:          Senior Engineer
      Affiliation:    European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
      Address:        Ancienne Route 17a
                      CH-1218 Geneva
                      SWITZERLAND
      Phone:          +41 22 717 2734
      Email:          evain@ebu.ch

   Declaration of structure:

      URNs assigned by the EBU will have the following hierarchical
      structure based on the organizational structure of the EBU
      resources:

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                         urn:ebu:{category}:{string}

      where "{category}" is a US-ASCII string that conforms to the
      syntax of the <NID>, and "{string}" is a US-ASCII string that
      conforms to the syntax of the <NSS> [RFC2141].

      The individual URNs will be assigned by the EBU through the
      development process of EBU resources.

   Relevant ancillary documentation:

      More information on the EBU and relevant technical activities can
      be found at http://www.ebu.ch/metadata.

   Identifier and namespace uniqueness considerations:

      The EBU understands the vital necessity for uniqueness and will
      establish unique identifiers and namespaces under the authority of
      its metadata expert group under the auspices of the EBU Production
      Management Committee to prevent re-assignation of existing
      identifiers and namespaces.

   Identifier and namespace persistence considerations:

      The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) shall ensure the
      accessibility and persistence of all resources that are officially
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