I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-uri-ura-00.txt

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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-uri-ura-00.txt
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 95 17:26:50 -0500
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directories. This draft is a work item of the Uniform Resource Identifiers 
Working Group of the IETF.                                                 

       Title     : Uniform Resource Agents (URA's)                         
       Author(s) : L. Daigle, P. Deutsch, B. Heelan, 
                   C. Alpaugh, M. Maclachlan
       Filename  : draft-ietf-uri-ura-00.txt
       Pages     : 9
       Date      : 03/22/1995

This paper proposes  Uniform Resource Agents (URA's) as a means of 
specifying composite net-access tasks.  Tasks are described as "composite" 
if they require the construction and instantiation of one or more Uniform 
Resource Locators (URL's) or Uniform Resource Names (URN's),   and/or if 
they require transformation of information returned from instantiating 

The paper presents the underlying concepts of URA's, proposes 
an architecture, and introduces a prototype application that 
has been built following the general principles of these URA's.       

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