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Title : Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax
Author(s) : T. Berners-Lee et al.
Filename : draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-03.txt
Pages : 61
Date : 2003-6-9
A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact string 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.
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