3986: Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax.

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A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact sequence of characters that identifies an abstract or physical resource. This specification defines the generic URI syntax and a process for resolving URI references that might be in relative form, along with guidelines and security considerations for the use of URIs on the Internet. The URI syntax defines a grammar that is a superset of all valid URIs, allowing an implementation to parse the common components of a URI reference without knowing the scheme-specific requirements of every possible identifier. This specification does not define a generative grammar for URIs; that task is performed by the individual specifications of each URI scheme.
Status STANDARD
Format TXT=141811 bytes
Also ['STD0066']
Authors L. Masinter R. Fielding
Date January 2005
Keyphrases URI syntax scheme path

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