The acct URI scheme is a proposed internet standard published by the Internet Engineering Task Force, defined by RFC 7565. The purpose of the scheme is to identify, rather than interact, with user accounts hosted by a service provider. This scheme differs from the DNS name which specifies the service provider. The acct URI was intended to be the single URI scheme that would return information about a person (or possibly a thing) that holds an account at a given domain.
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- Saint-Andre, Peter (May 2015), The 'acct' URI Scheme, IETF, doi:10.17487/RFC7565, RFC 7565, https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7565, retrieved 2016-10-23
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