Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax

Tim Berners-Lee, Roy Thomas Fielding, Larry Masinter

Tim Berners-Lee, Roy Thomas Fielding, Larry Masinter, Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax, Internet Draft draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-07, September 2004.

A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact sequence of characters for identifying 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, such that an implementation can 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.


Keywords: URI (Uniform Resource Identifier);

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