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Handle System Proxy Server

The web form below will enable you to resolve individual handles and view their associated values. It uses a proxy server, which understands both the Handle System protocol and HTTP protocol.

If you type a handle into the text box, and that handle has a URL associated with it as one of its values, the proxy server will instruct your browser to display the location of that URL.  If you select "Don't Redirect to URLs", the proxy will simply list the value. You may select other value types from the pick list, although most handles will not have all of the listed administrative values associated with them.

The Handle System uses caching to speed handle resolution. If you check "Authoritative Query", the proxy will bypass the cache, go directly to the responsible handle server, and then refresh the cache with the data for that handle.

Simply appending a handle to the URL http://hdl.handle.net/ and giving the string to a browser as a location will also resolve that handle, but using this form will enable  you to see all of the handles values.

Value types:
Authoritative Query
Don't Redirect to URLs
Don't Follow Aliases

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Please contact hdladmin@cnri.reston.va.us for your handle questions and comments.