The "file" URI Scheme, February 2017
- Canonical URL:
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 1738
- M. Kerwin
- appsawg (art)
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This document provides a more complete specification of the "file" Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) scheme and replaces the very brief definition in Section 3.10 of RFC 1738.
It defines a common syntax that is intended to interoperate across the broad spectrum of existing usages. At the same time, it notes some other current practices around the use of file URIs.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.