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Dynamic Delegation Discovery System (DDDS) Part Four: The Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI)



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Network Working Group                                        M. Mealling
Request for Comments: 3404                                      VeriSign
Obsoletes: 2915, 2168                                       October 2002
Category: Standards Track


              Dynamic Delegation Discovery System (DDDS)
           Part Four: The Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI)
                         Resolution Application

Status of this Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document describes a specification for taking Uniform Resource
   Identifiers (URI) and locating an authoritative server for
   information about that URI.  The method used to locate that
   authoritative server is the Dynamic Delegation Discovery System.

   This document is part of a series that is specified in "Dynamic
   Delegation Discovery System (DDDS) Part One: The Comprehensive DDDS"
   (RFC 3401).  It is very important to note that it is impossible to
   read and understand any document in this series without reading the
   others.

Table of Contents

   1.    Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.    Terminology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   3.    The Distinction between URNs and URIs  . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.    The URI and URN Resolution Application Specifications  . . .  4
   4.1   Application Unique String  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.2   First Well Known Rule  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.3   Flags  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   4.4   Services Parameters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   4.4.1 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.4.2 protocols  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
   4.4.3 Applicability of Services  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7



Mealling                    Standards Track


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