FYI: Internet-Draft for Relative URLs

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Sun, 28 Aug 1994 23:37:45 -0700

A new Internet-Draft has been submitted for public comment which may
eventually have implications on the World-Wide Web.

This draft is a work item of the Uniform Resource Identifiers
Working Group of the IETF.

Title : Relative Uniform Resource Locators
Author(s) : R. Fielding
Filename : draft-ietf-uri-relative-url-00.txt
Pages : 11
Date : 08/24/1994

Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are a compact representation of the
location and access method for a resource available via the Internet. When
embedded within a base document, a URL in its absolute form may contain a
great deal of information which is already known from the context of that
base document's retrieval, including the access scheme, network location,
and parts of the url-path. In situations where the base URL is
well-defined and known to the parser (human or machine), it is useful to be
able to embed URL references which inherit that context rather than
re-specifying it in every instance. This document defines the syntax and
semantics for such Relative Uniform Resource Locators.




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