REST for document resource nodes: IPSA RE for the arcs

Walter E. Perry

Fiduciary Automation

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REST for document resource nodes: IPSA RE for the arcs

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2011
August 2 - 5, 2011

Abstract

The IPSA RE (Identity, Provenance, Structure, Aptitude, Revision, and Events) architecture describes and processes the linkages that relate document resources within a network or graph of nodes. The architecture can be formalized by manipulation of document resource nodes by each of the four fundamental RESTful verbs. The system under development handles identity authentication by realizing identity as a chain of provenance or as a unique structure of context rather than relying on any internal attributes of a node to establish either that node’s identity or the identity of any entity for which that node is a proxy.