Package URL

Package URL (purl) is a standardized way to identify and locate software packages across various ecosystems and repositories. The purl specification defines a consistent format that includes specific components such as type, namespace, name, version, qualifiers, and subpath to uniquely describe a package. This standardization facilitates accurate tracking, analysis, and management of software dependencies, vulnerabilities, and licensing across different package managers and systems.

Specification Details

Title Package URL (purl)
Current Version In Development
Publication Date TBD
Developed By
Purl Community
Ecma International
Technical Committee
Task Group