URN (Definition)

A Uniform Resource Name.

The URN notation is an alternative means of formatting the URI portion of a URL. This is a standard which is in the process of being defined and deployed. Details are available in RFC 2141.

The format is somewhat different to that of a URL placed in an HREF="..." HTML tag attribute. It is not at present widely supported in browsers but may be in the future.

See also:UDI, URI, URL