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 Accessed 3 March 2020.

"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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