review requested: "example" NID

Peter Saint-Andre <> Tue, 08 January 2013 04:05 UTC

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For review here, as extracted from draft-saintandre-urn-example-01...


2.  Specification Template

2.1.  Namespace ID

   The Namespace ID "example" is requested.

2.2.  Registration Information

   Version 1

   Date: [to be assigned]

2.3.  Declared Registrant of the Namespace

   Registering organization: IETF

   Designated contact: IESG,

2.4.  Declaration of Syntactic Structure

   The Namespace Specific String (NSS) of all URNs that use the
   "example" NID shall have the following structure:


   The NSS is a mandatory string of ASCII characters [RFC20] that
   conforms to the URN syntax requirements [RFC2141] and that provides a

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   name that is useful within the relevant documentation example, test
   suite, or other application.

2.5.  Relevant Ancillary Documentation

   See [RFC6648] for information about deprecation of the "x-"
   convention in protocol parameters and identifiers.

2.6.  Identifier Uniqueness Considerations

   Those who mint example URNs ought to strive for uniqueness in the
   namespace specific string portion of the URN.  However, such
   uniqueness cannot be guaranteed through the assignment process.  As a
   result, implementers are counselled against using example URNs for
   any purposes other than documentation, private testing, and truly
   experimental contexts.

2.7.  Identifier Persistence Considerations

   Once minted, an example URN is immutable.  However, it is simply a
   string and there is no guarantee that the documentation, test suite,
   or other application using the URN is immutable.

2.8.  Process for Identifier Resolution

   Example URNs are not intended to be resolved, and the namespace is
   not and probably never will be registered with a Resolution Discovery

2.9.  Rules for Lexical Equivalence

   No special considerations; the rules for lexical equivalence
   specified in [RFC2141] apply.

2.10.  Conformance with URN Syntax

   No special considerations

2.11.  Validation Mechanism


2.12.  Scope