An example of Linked Data-compliant resolution of a LSID supported by bioGUID. In the first step (1) the client sends a request for the resource identified by the LSID, and specifies that it wants content as RDF. The bioGUID resolver returns the HTTP status code 303, and the URL where the RDF document can be found (2). The client can then request the RDF document (3), which the bioGUID web server returns (4) along with the HTTP 200 status code. Diagram is based on the output of the Vapour Linked Data validator .
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