THUMP: The HTTP URL Mapping Protocol

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Authors John Kunze  , Nassib Nassar 
Last updated 2017-11-13 (latest revision 2017-05-02)
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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 Dublin Core Kernel metadata as Electronic Resource Citations, which are similar to blocks of email headers.


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