Web Source

What is a Web Source?


A Web source is the content you receive when sending a web request into the web. A web request can take the form of a URI, URL, SPARQL query etc.

Sending a web request into the web will produce, if the corresponding resource exists, a web response in the form of a web page, an HTML document, a picture, an RDF graph, an error message, etc.

Hint: You can simply add Types according to your research question, such as "Blog", "open edition", "streaming platform" etc. by defining Controlled vocabularies

Examples of types of Web Sources

Examples of type of a Web Source include:

  • a web page,

  • a blog,

  • RDF graphics,

  • the URL of an image,

  • a streaming platform,

  • etc.

Hint: If you need to detail specific characteristics of your Web Source (like its programming language etc), check whether an appropriate profile exists and otherwise contact the Geovistory team to help you out.

Add a Web Source

In this section, learn by example how to add a Web source.

Example of 'the Wikipedia page of Amédée VIII'

1. Indicate a name & a definition for your Web Source

The first step is to give your web source a name. This can be the title of the web page or a name of your own choice.

It is important to add a small definition. This will help you and other users to understand and identify the source object. Give some details about the exemplar or indicate where it is located.

2. Give the URL of the page and a type of web request

The field call "has web address" allows you to enter the web address (Uniform Resource Locator / URL) of your web page.

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