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describe_collection

Purpose

This operation returns general information about a collection (title, description, etc).

URL Syntax (HTTP GET)

http://foo.bar/foo/collections/{collection_id}/description.{format}

Where

  • {collection_id} is the collection identifier as listed in the registry.collections response

  • {format} determines the format of the response and is one of the following:

    • html
    • json

Examples

Response Forms

When format=html then the normal response is a HTML document (mime type = text/html). The layout, structure, and precise content of this document are determined by the owner of the registry.

When format=json then the normal response is a JSON document (mime type = application/json). This document complies with the CollectionDescription JSON structure.