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Network Working Group                               E. Hammer-Lahav, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                    Yahoo!
Intended status: Experimental                             B. Fitzpartick
Expires: April 23, 2010                                           Google
                                                                 B. Cook
                                                                      BT
                                                        October 20, 2009


                         The WebFinger Protocol
                       draft-hammer-webfinger-00

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Abstract

   This memo specifies the WebFinger, a protocol for obtaining account
   metadata, as well as the 'acct' URI scheme. 'acct' URIs are used to
   identify user accounts at a given host which are typically used for
   the purpose of resource management and establishing identity.  User
   accounts include a local identifier (username, screenname, or
   handle), and a host which can resolve and usually authenticate the
   local identifier.


Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   Appendix B.  Document History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   5.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4






























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1.  Introduction

   [[ TBD ]]


2.  Notational Conventions

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

   This document uses the Augmented Backus-Naur Form (ABNF) notation of
   [RFC5234].  Additionally, the following rules are included from
   [RFC3986]: reserved and unreserved.


3.  Security Considerations

   [[ TBD ]]


4.  IANA Considerations

   This memo includes no request to IANA.


Appendix A.  Acknowledgments

   [[ TBD ]]


Appendix B.  Document History

   [[ to be removed by the RFC editor before publication as an RFC ]]

   -00

   o  Initial (empty) draft.


5.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC3986]  Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R., and L. Masinter, "Uniform
              Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax", STD 66,
              RFC 3986, January 2005.



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   [RFC5234]  Crocker, D. and P. Overell, "Augmented BNF for Syntax
              Specifications: ABNF", STD 68, RFC 5234, January 2008.


Authors' Addresses

   Eran Hammer-Lahav (editor)
   Yahoo!

   Email: eran@hueniverse.com
   URI:   http://hueniverse.com


   Brad Fitzpatrick
   Google

   Email: brad@fitzpat.com
   URI:   http://www.bradfitz.com


   Blaine Cook
   BT

   Email: romeda@gmail.com
   URI:   http://romeda.org/


























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