[uf-discuss] format for identifiers?

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Nov 23 10:50:24 PST 2005

Hello C. Hudley, welcome to the list!

On 11/23/05 9:54 AM, "C. Hudley" <chudley at gmail.com> wrote:

> Has any work been done on a format for identifiers?  By "identifier" I
> mean "some kind of arbitrary string that identifies the object at hand
> in some system".  Examples of the kinds of identifiers that might be
> in scope would be ISBNs for books, PMIDs for pubmed, node ids for
> weblog entries, DOIs for journal articles, flickr ids for flickr
> images, etc.

Yes, this is a solved problem.

See http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt

AKA Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).



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