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Table 1 The main differences between LSIDs and HTTP URIs

From: Making species checklists understandable to machines – a shift from relational databases to ontologies

  Life science HTTP URIs
  identifiers  
Standardised by Object Management Internet Engineering
  Group [32] Task Force [33]
Reuse existing Defines a new Uses an
URI schemes URN subscheme existing scheme
Data retrieval/ Specific resolving Uses existing
dereferenceability service needed web technology
   (DNS, web servers)
Structure of identifier Strict Flexible
Linked Data compatibility No Yes