URN Namespace for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
RFC 7467

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        A. Murdock
Request for Comments: 7467                               NATO C&I Agency
Category: Informational                                       April 2015
ISSN: 2070-1721

    URN Namespace for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Abstract

   This document allocates a formal Uniform Resource Name (URN)
   namespace for assignment by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
   (NATO), as specified in RFC 3406.  At this time, the URN will be used
   primarily to uniquely identify Extensible Markup Language (XML)
   artefacts that provide information about NATO message text formats
   and service specifications as described in various NATO standards,
   instructions, and publications.

Status of This Memo

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

   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).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
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RFC 7467                 URN Namespace for NATO               April 2015

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ................................................ 2
   2. Specification Template ...................................... 3
      2.1. Namespace ID ........................................... 3
      2.2. Registration Information ............................... 3
      2.3. Declared Registrant of the Namespace ................... 3
      2.4. Declaration of Syntactic Structure ..................... 3
      2.5. Relevant Ancillary Documentation ....................... 4
      2.6. Identifier Uniqueness Considerations ................... 4
      2.7. Identifier Persistence Considerations .................. 4
      2.8. Process of Identifier Assignment ....................... 5
      2.9. Process for Identifier Resolution ...................... 5
      2.10. Rules for Lexical Equivalence ......................... 5
      2.11. Conformance with URN Syntax ........................... 5
      2.12. Validation Mechanism .................................. 5
      2.13. Scope ................................................. 5
   3. Namespace Considerations .................................... 6
   4. Community Considerations .................................... 6
   5. Security Considerations ..................................... 7
   6. IANA Considerations ......................................... 7
   7. Conclusions ................................................. 7
   8. References .................................................. 7
      8.1. Normative References ................................... 7
      8.2. Informative References ................................. 8
   Acknowledgments ................................................ 8
   Author's Address ............................................... 8

1.  Introduction

   Historically, NATO has used standardized character-oriented message
   text formats (MTF) to interoperate, report, and exchange information
   both among its commands and with national entities, commercial
   partners, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).  These MTFs are
   generated using the NATO Message Text Formatting System (FORMETS) in
   accordance with the rules, constructions, and vocabulary specified
   within the Allied Data Publication Number 3 (ADatP-3).  Almost 400
   NATO-defined messages that conform to ADatP-3 are contained in the
   Allied Procedural Publication Number 11 (APP-11) NATO Message
   Catalogue [7].

   Prior to 2008, these messages were only available as slash-delimited
   textual messages.  Since 2008, the APP-11 message catalogue also
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