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From:  Peter Graham, Rutgers University Libraries
 
Subscribers to this list, with their interest in DTD's might be interested in
what I ran across on the Web today about IETF activity in generating a
"Unifrom Resource Characteristics" standard (though they might not call it a
standard).  I append the message I have; direct inquiries that way, not to
me, who is ignorant.  --pg
 
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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-uri-urc-spec-00.txt
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 94 14:01:49 -0400
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directories. This draft is a work item of the Uniform Resource Identifiers
Working Group of the IETF.
 
       Title     : Encoding and Use of Uniform Resource Characteristics
       Author(s) : M. Mealling
       Filename  : draft-ietf-uri-urc-spec-00.txt
       Pages     : 9
       Date      : 07/06/1994
 
This document describes a Uniform Resource Characteristic, a method for
encoding information about a given network resource. This information is
called meta-information since it is not information that is actually found
in the resource itself. The design of this Uniform Resource Characteristic
was driven by the set of design requirements as specified in the
"Specification of Uniform Resource Characteristics" Internet draft
[Mealling 94]. The method of encoding is based on the simple use of
attribute/value pairs utilized in several existing network systems
including RFC822 e-mail headers, IAFA templates, and the draft whois++
system [Deutsch 94]. In addition to the specification, several examples are
provided which illustrate complex information encoding and actual
client/server using whois++ as the protocol.
 
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Peter Graham    [log in to unmask]    Rutgers University Libraries
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