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RFC 2396

"Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax", August 1998

Canonical URL:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc2396.txt
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Status:
DRAFT STANDARD
Obsoleted by:
RFC 3986
Updates:
RFC 1808, RFC 1738
Updated by:
RFC 2732
Authors:
T. Berners-Lee
R. Fielding
L. Masinter
Stream:
[Legacy]

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Abstract

This document defines a grammar that is a superset of all valid URI, such that an implementation can parse the common components of a URI reference without knowing the scheme-specific requirements of every possible identifier type. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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