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Name:

THUMP

Version:

0.2 (2007-08-24)

Status:

Alpha

Specification:

THUMP: The HTTP URL Mapping Protocol

Download:

N/A

More information:

Curation home page

The HTTP URL Mapping Protocol (THUMP) is a set of URL-based conventions for retrieving information and conducting searches. THUMP can be used for focused retrievals or for broad database queries. A THUMP request is a URL containing a query string that starts with a '?', and can contain one or more THUMP commands. Returned records are formatted with kernel metadata as Electronic Resource Citations, which are similar to blocks of email headers.