Glossary

agent

An entity identified by a WebID. An agent can be a person, organization, etc.

ACL

Access Control List.

group

Group is identified by an Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI) and consists of members who are agents or other groups.

IRI

IRI is the Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI). IRI is similar to URI but uses a Universal Coded Character Set rather whereas URI is limited to US-ASCII character set.

In the documentation, these terms are used interchangeably.

LDP Service

An ESS service that implements implements the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Linked Data Platform (LDP) specification. For more information, see LDP Service.

Pod

Storage location for your data. Pod is an acronym for Personal Online Data store.

Pod Server

Server that hosts/provides Solid Pods.

Solid

Social Linked Data.

URI

Uniform Resource Identifier is the official name for those things you see on the Web that begin http: or mailto. For example, http://www.w3.org/ is the URI for the home page of the World Wide Web consortium.

URI uses a US-ASCII character set.

In the documentation, these terms are used interchangeably.

WebID

A WebID is a URI/IRI that uniquely identifies a person, company, organization, or other agent. See also: