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URI Scheme for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) Short Message Service (SMS)
RFC 5724

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (January 2010; Errata)
Was draft-wilde-sms-uri (individual in app area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 5724 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Lisa Dusseault
Send notices to: leslie@thinkingcat.com, dret@berkeley.edu, antti.vaha-sipila@nokia.com

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                          E. Wilde
Request for Comments: 5724                                   UC Berkeley
Category: Standards Track                                 A. Vaha-Sipila
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    Nokia
                                                            January 2010

     URI Scheme for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
                      Short Message Service (SMS)

Abstract

   This memo specifies the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme
   "sms" for specifying one or more recipients for an SMS message.  SMS
   messages are two-way paging messages that can be sent from and
   received by a mobile phone or a suitably equipped networked device.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5724.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. What is GSM? ...............................................3
      1.2. What is SMS? ...............................................3
           1.2.1. SMS Content .........................................3
           1.2.2. SMS Infrastructure ..................................4
                  1.2.2.1. SMS Centers ................................4
           1.2.3. Uniform Resource Identifiers ........................4
           1.2.4. SMS Messages and the Internet .......................5
                  1.2.4.1. SMS Messages and the Web ...................6
                  1.2.4.2. SMS Messages and Forms .....................6
      1.3. Requirements Language ......................................6
   2. The "sms" URI Scheme ............................................7
      2.1. Applicability ..............................................7
      2.2. Formal Definition ..........................................7
      2.3. Processing an "sms" URI ....................................9
      2.4. Comparing "sms" URIs .......................................9
      2.5. Examples of Use ...........................................10
      2.6. Using "sms" URIs in HTML Forms ............................10
   3. URI Scheme Registration ........................................11
      3.1. URI Scheme Name ...........................................11
      3.2. Status ....................................................11
      3.3. URI Scheme Syntax .........................................11
      3.4. URI Scheme Semantics ......................................11
      3.5. Encoding Considerations ...................................12
      3.6. Applications/Protocols That Use This URI Scheme Name ......12
      3.7. Interoperability Considerations ...........................12
      3.8. Security Considerations ...................................12
      3.9. Contact ...................................................12
   4. Security Considerations ........................................12
   5. IANA Considerations ............................................14
   6. Acknowledgements ...............................................14
   7. References .....................................................14
      7.1. Normative References ......................................14
      7.2. Informative References ....................................15
   Appendix A.  Syntax of telephone-subscriber .......................17

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