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Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) SCHEMES (last updated 03 June 2005) This is the Official IANA Registry of URI Schemes In the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) definition RFC3986,RFC1738 there is a field, called "scheme", to identify the type of resource and access method. Scheme Name Description Reference ----------- ----------------------------------------- --------- ftp File Transfer Protocol RFC1738 http Hypertext Transfer Protocol RFC2616 gopher The Gopher Protocol RFC-hoffman-gopher-uri-03.txt mailto Electronic mail address RFC2368 news USENET news RFC1738 nntp USENET news using NNTP access RFC1738 telnet Reference to interactive sessions RFC-hoffman-telnet-uri-04.txt wais Wide Area Information Servers RFC-hoffman-wais-uri-03.txt file Host-specific file names RFC1738 prospero Prospero Directory Service RFC-hoffman-prospero-uri-03.txt z39.50s Z39.50 Session RFC2056 z39.50r Z39.50 Retrieval RFC2056 cid content identifier RFC2392 mid message identifier RFC2392 vemmi versatile multimedia interface RFC2122 service service location RFC2609 imap internet message access protocol RFC2192 nfs network file system protocol RFC2224 acap application configuration access protocol RFC2244 rtsp real time streaming protocol RFC2326 tip Transaction Internet Protocol RFC2371 pop Post Office Protocol v3 RFC2384 data data RFC2397 dav dav RFC2518 opaquelocktoken opaquelocktoken RFC2518 sip session initiation protocol RFC3261 sips secure session intitiaion protocol RFC3261 tel telephone RFC2806 fax fax RFC2806 modem modem RFC2806 ldap Lightweight Directory Access Protocol RFC-ietf-ldapbis-url-09.txt https Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure RFC2818 soap.beep soap.beep RFC3288 soap.beeps soap.beeps RFC3288 xmlrpc.beep xmlrpc.beep RFC3529 xmlrpc.beeps xmlrpc.beeps RFC3529 urn Uniform Resource Names RFC2141 (see: http://www.iana.org/assignments/urn-namespaces) go go RFC3368 h323 H.323 RFC3508 ipp Internet Printing Protocol RFC3510 tftp Trivial File Transfer Protocol RFC3617 mupdate Mailbox Update (MUPDATE) Protocol RFC3656 pres Presence RFC3859 im Instant Messaging RFC3860 mtqp Message Tracking Query Protocol RFC3887 iris.beep iris.beep RFC3983 dict dictionary service protocol RFC2229 snmp Simple Network Management Protocol RFC-black-snmp-uri-09.txt crid TV-Anytime Content Reference Identifier RFC-earnshaw-tv-anytime-crid-04.txt tag tag RFC-kindberg-tag-uri-07.txt Reserved URI Scheme Names: afs Andrew File System global file names tn3270 Interactive 3270 emulation sessions mailserver Access to data available from mail servers REFERENCES ---------- RFC1738 Berners-Lee, T., L. Masinter, and M. McCahill, "Uniform Resource Locators (URL)", RFC 1738, CERN, Xerox Corporation, University of Minnesota, December 1994. RFC2056 Denenberg, R., J. Kunze, D. Lynch, "Uniform Resource Locators for Z39.50", RFC 2056, Library of Congress, University of California, San Francisco, SilverPlatter Information Ltd., November 1996. RFC2122 Mavrakis, D., H. Layec, and K. Kartmann, "VEMMI URL Specification", RFC 2122, Monaco Telematique, ETSI, Telecommunication Multimedia, March 1997. RFC2141 R. Moats, "URN Syntax", RFC 2141, May 1997. RFC2165 Veizades, J., E. Guttman, C. Perkins, and A. Kaplan, "Service Location Protocol", RFC 2165, @Home Network, Sun Microsystems, June 1997. RFC2192 Newman, C., "IMAP URL Scheme", RFC 2192, Innosoft, September 1997. RFC2224 Callaghan, B., "NFS URL Scheme", RFC 2224, Sun Microsystems, October 1997. RFC2229 R. Faith and B. Martin, "A Dictionary Server Protocol", RFC 2229, October 1997. RFC2244 Newman, C., and J. Myers, "ACAP -- Application Configuration Access Protocol", RFC 2244, Innosoft, Netscape, November 1997. RFC2326 Schulzrinne, H., Rao, A., and R. Lanphier, "Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)", RFC 2326, Columbia U., Netscape, RealNetworks, April 1998. RFC2368 Hoffman, P., Masinter, L., and J. Zawinski, "The mailto URL scheme", RFC 2368, July 1998. RFC2371 Lyon, J., Evans, K., and J. Klein, "Transaction Internet Protocol Version 3.0", RFC 2371, July 1998. RFC2384 Gellens, R., "POP URL Scheme", RFC 2384, Qualcomm Inc., August 1998. RFC2392 Levinson, E., "Content-ID and Message-ID Uniform Resource Locators", RFC 2392, XIson Inc, August 1998. RFC2396 Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R., and L. Masinter, "Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax", RFC 2396, August 1998. RFC2397 Masinter, L., "The "data" URL scheme", RFC 2397, August 1998. RFC2518 Goland, Y., Whitehead, E., Faizi, A., Carter, S. and D. Jensen, "HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring -- WEBDAV", RFC 2518, February 1999. RFC2609 Guttman, E., Perkins, C., Kempf J., "Service Templates and Service: Schemes", RFC 2609, June 1999. RFC2616 R. Fielding, J. Gettys, J. Mogul, H. Frystyk, L. Masinter, P. Leach, T. Berners-Lee, "Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1", RFC 2616, June 1999. RFC2806 Vaha-Sipila, A., "URLs for Telephone Calls", RFC 2806, April 2000. RFC2818 E. Rescorla, "HTTP Over TLS", RFC 2818, May 2000. RFC3261 J. Rosenberg, H. Schulzrinne, G. Camarillo, A. Johnston, J. Peterson, R. Sparks, M. Handley, and E. Schooler, "SIP: Session Initiation Protocol", RFC 3261, June 2002. RFC3288 E. O'Tuathail and M. Rose, "Using SOAP in BEEP", RFC 3288, June 2002. RFC3305 URI Planning Interest Group/W3C/IETF URIs, URLs, and URNs: Clarifications and Recommendations Report from the joint W3C/IETF URI Planning Interest Group, RFC 3305, August 2002. RFC3368 M. Mealling, "The 'go' URI Scheme for the Common Name Resolution Protocol", RFC 3368, August 2002. RFC3508 O. Lvein, "H.323 URL Scheme Registration with IANA", RFC 3508, April 2003. RFC3510 R. Herriot and I. McDonald, "Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: IPP URL Scheme", RFC 3510, April 2003. RFC3529 W. Harold, "Using XML-RPC in BEEP", RFC 3529, April 2003. RFC3617 E. Lear, "URI Scheme for the TFTP Protocol", RFC 3617, October 2003. RFC3656 R. Siemborski, "The MUPDATE Distributed Mailbox Database Protocol", RFC3656, December 2003. RFC3859 J. Peterson, "Common Profile for Presence (CPP)", RFC 3859, August 2004. RFC3860 J. Peterson, " Common Profile for Instant Messaging (CPIM)", RFC 3860, August 2004. RFC3887 T. Hansen, "Message Tracking Query Protocol", RFC 3887, September 2004. RFC3983 A. Newton and M. Sanz, "IRIS - Using the Internet Registry Information Service (IRIS) over the Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BEEP)", RFC 3983, January 2005. RFC3986 T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding and L. Masinter, "Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax", RFC 3986, January 2005. RFC-black-snmp-uri-09.txt D. Black, K. McCloghrie, and J. Schoenwaelder, "Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Scheme for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-ietf-ldapbis-url-09.txt M. Smith, Ed. and T. Howes, "LDAP: Uniform Resource Locator", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-earnshaw-tv-anytime-crid-04.txt N. Earnshaw, S. Aoki, A. Ashley, and W. Kameyama, "The TV-Anytime Content Reference Identifier (CRID)", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-kindberg-tag-uri-07.txt T. Kindberg and S. Hawke, "The 'tag' URI scheme", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-hoffman-wais-uri-03.txt P. Hoffman, "The wais URI Scheme", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-hoffman-prospero-uri-03.txt P. Hoffman, "The prospero URI Scheme", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-hoffman-telnet-uri-04.txt P. Hoffman, "The telnet URI Scheme", RFC XXXX, Month Year. RFC-hoffman-gopher-uri-03.txt P. Hoffman, "The gopher URI Scheme", RFC XXXX, Month Year