About this document

This document specifies a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), the syntax and semantics of formalized information for location and access of resources on the Internet.

This document was written by the URI working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force. Comments may be addressed to the editor, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@info.cern.ch>, or to the URI-WG <uri@bunyip.com>. Discussions of the group are archived at


This document is bound by the Requirements Specification in preparation.

The work is derived from concepts introduced by the World-Wide Web global information initiative, whose use of such objects dates from 1990 and is described in "Universal Resource identifeirs for the World-Wide Web", RFCXXX .

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