Reading this:


URCs provide a set of attribute/value pairs that describe properties of URIs like authorship, publisher, copyright etc.

Is that synonymous with the query string found in here:


namely, could


be considered the URC?

  • How is this unclear what I am asking?
    – Anon
    Feb 25, 2018 at 13:03

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I gather from Wikipedia's Uniform Resource Characteristic article (and references in that article) that URCs are properties embedded (contained) within the specific resource.

So when you fetch a web page, for example, the page's URC might be embedded in the page using <meta> elements.

But URCs were never standardised/implemented (so they're not in fact uniform).

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