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I-D ACTION:draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-03.txt



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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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