Guidelines and Process for new URL Schemes

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Authors Harald Alvestrand  , Larry Masinter  , Dan Zigmond 
Last updated 1997-03-26
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A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a compact string representation of the location for a resource that is available via the Internet. [RFC URL-SYNTAX] defines the general syntax and semantics of URLs. This document provides guidelines for the definition of new URL schemes and describes the process by which they are registered.


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