[rfc-dist] RFC 8141 on Uniform Resource Names (URNs)

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        RFC 8141

        Title:      Uniform Resource Names (URNs) 
        Author:     P. Saint-Andre, J. Klensin
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2017
        Mailbox:    peter at filament.com, 
                    john-ietf at jck.com
        Pages:      40
        Characters: 92807
        Obsoletes:  RFC 2141, RFC 3406

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-urnbis-rfc2141bis-urn-22.txt

        URL:        https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8141

        DOI:        10.17487/RFC8141

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.

This document is a product of the Uniform Resource Names, Revised Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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