RFC 8141

Uniform Resource Names (URNs), April 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8141.txt
File formats:
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Obsoletes:
RFC 2141, RFC 3406
Authors:
P. Saint-Andre
J. Klensin
Stream:
IETF
Source:
urnbis (art)

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC8141

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Abstract

A Uniform Resource Name (URN) is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that is assigned under the "urn" URI scheme and a particular URN namespace, with the intent that the URN will be a persistent, location-independent resource identifier. With regard to URN syntax, this document defines the canonical syntax for URNs (in a way that is consistent with URI syntax), specifies methods for determining URN-equivalence, and discusses URI conformance. With regard to URN namespaces, this document specifies a method for defining a URN namespace and associating it with a namespace identifier, and it describes procedures for registering namespace identifiers with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). This document obsoletes both RFCs 2141 and 3406.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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