Reference document

Org
IETF
Pubnum
RFC 3986
Date
2005
Version
Title
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax

Applicability

A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact sequence of characters that identifies 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, allowing an implementation to 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.

Responsible Party

Name
FMN CPWG

Status

URI
https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 1998-11-10 0.1
changed 2000-07-14 0.2
changed 2003-09-16 0.5
changed 2005-09-15 0.7
changed 2010-10-30 5.0
changed 2017-01-14 9-17 10.0
UUID
91052f03-2afa-493b-9f07-bae81073239b

Relationships

This standard is used by the following service profiles: