Network Working Group H. Schulzrinne Request for Comments: 4589 Columbia U. Category: Standards Track H. Tschofenig Siemens July 2006 Location Types Registry Status of This Memo This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. Copyright Notice Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2006).
AbstractThis document creates a registry for describing the types of places a human or end system might be found. The registry is then referenced by other protocols that need a common set of location terms as protocol constants. Examples of location terms defined in this document include aircraft, office, and train station. 1. Introduction ....................................................2 2. Terminology .....................................................3 3. Location Types ..................................................3 4. Schema ..........................................................6 5. IANA Considerations .............................................7 5.1. Registering Tokens .........................................7 5.2. URN Sub-Namespace Registration for urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:location-type .......................8 5.3. Schema Registration for Schema urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:location-type .......................9 6. Internationalization Considerations .............................9 7. Security Considerations .........................................9 8. Acknowledgements ................................................9 9. References .....................................................10 9.1. Normative References ......................................10 9.2. Informative References ....................................10
sense is probably a better guide here; the authors would not want to rule out creative business models such as combinations of "parking" and "restaurant" or "bar" and "hospital". The number of terms that can be used within the same protocol element is left to the protocol description. This document does not describe how the values of the registry are to be used, as this description is provided by other documents. For example,  describes options for carrying civic address information, including the place type attributes listed in this document, using the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4 and DHCPv6). A usage for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) is described in , where this information is conveyed from the RADIUS client to the RADIUS server. Rich presence (RPID ) also utilizes the values of the location types registry. 1].
bus: A large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers. bus-station: Terminal that serves bus passengers, such as a bus depot or bus terminal. cafe: Usually a small and informal establishment that serves various refreshments (such as coffee); coffee shop. classroom: Academic classroom or lecture hall. club: Dance club, nightclub, or discotheque. construction: Construction site. convention-center: Convention center or exhibition hall. government: Government building, such as those used by the legislative, executive, or judicial branches of governments, including court houses, police stations, and military installations. hospital: Hospital, hospice, medical clinic, mental institution, or doctor's office. hotel: Hotel, motel, inn, or other lodging establishment. industrial: Industrial setting, such as a manufacturing floor or power plant. library: Library or other public place in which literary and artistic materials, such as books, music, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, prints, records, and tapes, are kept for reading, reference, or lending. motorcycle: A two-wheeled automotive vehicle, including a scooter. office: Business setting, such as an office. other: A place without a registered place type representation. outdoors: Outside a building, in or into the open air, such as a park or city streets. parking: A parking lot or parking garage. place-of-worship: A religious site where congregations gather for religious observances, such as a church, chapel, meetinghouse, mosque, shrine, synagogue, or temple.
prison: Correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment, such as a prison, penitentiary, jail, brig. public: Public area such as a shopping mall, street, park, public building, train station, or airport or in public conveyance such as a bus, train, plane, or ship. This general description encompasses the more precise descriptors 'street', 'public- transport', 'aircraft', 'bus', 'bus-station', 'train', 'train- station', 'airport', 'shopping-area', 'outdoors', and 'watercraft'. public-transport: Any form of public transport, including aircraft, bus, train, or ship. residence: A private or residential setting, not necessarily the personal residence of the entity, e.g., including a friend's home. restaurant: Restaurant, coffee shop, or other public dining establishment. school: School or university property, but not necessarily a classroom or library. shopping-area: Shopping mall or shopping area. This area is a large, often enclosed, shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways. stadium: Large, usually open structure for sports events, including a racetrack. store: Place where merchandise is offered for sale, such as a shop. street: A public thoroughfare, such as an avenue, street, alley, lane, or road, including any sidewalks. theater: Theater, lecture hall, auditorium, classroom, movie theater, or similar facility designed for presentations, talks, plays, music performances, and other events involving an audience. train: Train, monorail, maglev, cable car, or similar conveyance. train-station: Terminal where trains load or unload passengers or goods; railway station, railroad station, railroad terminal, train depot.
truck: An automotive vehicle suitable for hauling, used primarily to carry goods rather than people. underway: In a land-, water-, or aircraft that is underway (in motion). unknown: The type of place is unknown. warehouse: Place in which goods or merchandise are stored, such as a storehouse or self-storage facility. water: In, on, or above bodies of water, such as an ocean, lake, river, canal, or other waterway. watercraft: On a vessel for travel on water such as a boat or ship.
<xs:element name="bus-station" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="cafe" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="classroom" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="club" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="construction" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="convention-center" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="government" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="hospital" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="hotel" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="industrial" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="library" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="motorcycle" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="office" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="other" type="Note_t"/> <xs:element name="outdoors" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="parking" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="place-of-worship" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="prison" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="public" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="public-transport" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="residence" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="restaurant" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="school" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="shopping-area" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="stadium" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="store" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="street" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="theater" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="train" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="train-station" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="truck" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="underway" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="unknown" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="warehouse" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="water" type="empty" /> <xs:element name="watercraft" type="empty" /> </xs:schema> Section 3, starting with 'aircraft' and finishing with 'watercraft'. IANA will maintain this registry both in the form of an XML schema and a list of tokens, with the same content.
Following the policies outline in RFC 2434 , new tokens are assigned after Expert Review. The Expert Reviewer will generally consult the IETF GeoPRIV working group mailing list or its designated successor. Updates or deletions of tokens from the registration follow the same procedures. The expert review should be guided by a few common sense considerations. For example, tokens should not be specific to a country, region, organization, or company; they should be well- defined and widely recognized. The expert's support of IANA will include providing IANA with the new token(s) when the update is provided only in the form of a schema, and providing IANA with the new schema element(s) when the update is provided only in the form of a token. To ensure widespread usability across protocols, tokens MUST follow the character set restrictions for XML Names . Each registration must include the name of the token and a brief description similar to the ones offered herein for the initial registrations contained this document: Token Identifier: Identifier of the token. Description: Brief description indicating the meaning of the token, including one or more examples where the term encompasses several more precise terms. XML namespace: Tokens MAY be used as elements within other appropriate XML documents. Each token lists the namespace it is part of, typically urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:location-type:ext, where 'ext' is the name of the extension. Note that the usage of these tokens is not limited to XML and the 'Token Identifier' is the XML element content and not the XML element name.
XML: BEGIN <?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML Basic 1.0//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-basic/xhtml-basic10.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml <head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=iso-8859-1"/> <title>Location Types Registry</title> </head> <body> <h1>Namespace for Location Types</h1> <h2>urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:location-type</h2> <p>See <a href="ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc4589.txt"> RFC4589</a>.</p> </body> </html> END Section 4 4], which led to the location types listed in this document. Many thanks to Harald Alvestrand, Frank Ellermann, Bill Fenner, Ted Hardie, David Kessens, Allison Mankin, Jon Peterson, and Sam Hartman for their suggestions. Rick Jones pointed us to the Global Justice
XML work (see http://it.ojp.gov/jxdm/) that helped us to add more values to the location registry. Some of the definitions are derived from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.  Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434, October 1998.  Sperberg-McQueen, C., Maler, E., Bray, T., Paoli, J., and F. Yergeau, "Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Third Edition)", World Wide Web Consortium Recommendation http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204, February 2004.  Schulzrinne, H., "RPID: Rich Presence Extensions to the Presence Information Data Format (PIDF)", Work in Progress, December 2005.  Schulzrinne, H., "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv4 and DHCPv6) Option for Civic Addresses Configuration Information", Work in Progress, January 2006.  Tschofenig, H., "Carrying Location Objects in RADIUS", Work in Progress, March 2006.
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