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The Profile URI Registry
RFC 7284

Document type: RFC - Informational (June 2014; No errata)
Document stream: ISE
Last updated: 2014-06-24
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Independent Submission                                      M. Lanthaler
Request for Comments: 7284
Category: Informational                                        June 2014
ISSN: 2070-1721

                        The Profile URI Registry

Abstract

   This document defines a registry for profile URIs to be used in
   specifications standardizing profiles.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This is a contribution to the RFC Series, independently of any other
   RFC stream.  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at
   its discretion and makes no statement about its value for
   implementation or deployment.  Documents approved for publication by
   the RFC Editor are not a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see 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/rfc7284.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. Registration Process ............................................2
   3. Example Registration Request ....................................2
   4. IANA Considerations .............................................3
      4.1. Initial Registry Contents ..................................4
   5. Security Considerations .........................................4
   6. Acknowledgements ................................................4
   7. Normative References ............................................5

1.  Introduction

   Profiles, as defined by [RFC6906], can be used to signal support for
   additional semantics, such as constraints, conventions, extensions,
   or any other aspects that do not alter the basic media type
   semantics.  Profiles are identified by a URI and can thus be created
   without central coordination.

   Similar to media types and link relation types, it is, in some cases,
   beneficial to centrally manage profile URIs to ensure
   interoperability and decrease the coupling between clients and
   servers.  This allows the independent evolution of clients and
   servers as both are coupled to these central contracts instead of
   being coupled to each other.  Therefore, this document establishes an
   IANA registry for profile URIs.

2.  Registration Process

   All elements in this registry require a URI in order to be
   registered.  The meaning of the profile URI should be documented in a
   permanent and readily available public specification in sufficient
   detail so that interoperability between independent implementations
   is possible (see the registration template in Section 4).

   An example registration request can be found in Section 3.

3.  Example Registration Request

   The following is an example registration request for the profile URI
   http://example.com/profiles/example.

   This is a request to IANA to please register the profile URI
   "http://example.com/profiles/example" in the "Profile URIs" registry
   according [RFC7284].

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   o  Profile URI: http://example.com/profiles/example

   o  Common Name: My Profile

   o  Description: An exemplary profile URI registration.

   o  Reference: [the relevant specification]

4.  IANA Considerations

   This document establishes the "Profile URIs" registry.  The
   registration procedure for new entries requires a request in the form
   of the following template and is "First Come First Served" per
   [RFC5226].  Instructions for a registrant to request the registration
   of a profile URI are in Section 2.

   The underlying registry data (e.g., the XML file) must include
   Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of the Trust
   Legal Provisions [TRUST].

   The registration template is:

   o  Profile URI: The URI that identifies the registered profile.

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