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PURL
Equivalences:
Used by: General
Contributed by: Jenny Slater

Persistent Uniform Resource Locator

"A PURL is a Persistent Uniform Resource Locator. Functionally, a PURL is a URL. However, instead of pointing directly to the location of an Internet resource, a PURL points to an intermediate resolution service. The PURL resolution service associates the PURL with the actual URL and returns that URL to the client. The client can then complete the URL transaction in the normal fashion. In Web parlance, this is a standard HTTP redirect."

More information can be found on the PURL web page.

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