URN Resolution Overview

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (candidate for uribof WG)
Authors Paul Hoffman  , Ron Daniel 
Last updated 1995-05-01
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
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This document gives an overview of how Uniform Resource Names (URNs) will be resolved. It describes how different URN resolution schemes will fit together, the requirements for the multiple URN schemes, expectations for URN clients, and other general resolution issues. This document does not cover any specific resolution schemes, the syntax for URNs, or the format of resolution results. It is expected that these issues (and other URN-related topics) will be covered in different Internet Drafts submitted to the IETF URI Working Group.


Paul Hoffman (phoffman@proper.com)
Ron Daniel (rdaniel@lanl.gov)

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)