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Working Group of the IETF.                                                 

       Title     : Relative Uniform Resource Locators                      
       Author(s) : R. Fielding
       Filename  : draft-ietf-uri-relative-url-06.txt
       Pages     : 11
       Date      : 03/20/1995

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is 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 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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