Core (HTTP API)

The dmBridge HTTP API is a multi-format (XML/JSON), versioned API that embraces REST principles. The URI space is based on a general digital collections domain model. It is mostly read-only, except for social data.

The XML and JSON APIs return the same data, respond to the same request URIs, and send the same HTTP response codes. The only difference is the data encoding.

The HTTP API attempts to returns a content representation based on the preference ("Q value") supplied by the client in the HTTP Accept header. A representation can be forced by appending the appropriate file extension to the URI (.xml, .json, or .jsonp). If no extension is supplied, XML will be provided.

Full method-level documentation is not hosted on this website. If your dmBridge installation is live, you are hosting it yourself. Navigate to http://my_cdm_server/dmapi/ to view it.