linked data signature

(data structure)

Definition: A digital signature, and information to verify it, for linked data.

Also known as LDS.

Note: "Linked data" is information on the Web accessible through standards, such as URLs and DOIs.

Author: PEB

More information

Dave Longley, Manu Sporny, and Christopher Allen, Linked Data Signatures 1.0, Draft Community Group Report 27 February 2018. Available at or Accessed 11 July 2019.

"This specification was published by the W3C Digital Verification Community Group. It is not a W3C Standard nor is it on the W3C Standards Track. ... This is an experimental specification and is undergoing regular revisions. It is not fit for production deployment."

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