Architecture of the World Wide Web (Vol 1)

This document by W3C (the World Wide Web Consortium) presents the architecture of the World Wide Web.

It extensively describes the purpose and use of Universal Resource Identifiers. It describes their relationship to the resources they identify, and how URIs and other web resources are resolved by the agents (servers and clients) to provide the desired content.

This document includes many best practices for the use of URIs.

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