Last update: 23/03/2016 07:23
<UIKey> is a Universal Key database. It stands for Universal Identification Key. <UIKey> is “The barcode of the web“!
A “key” is associated to an Internet address: “
Management” (the key) is linked to
http://www.latosensu.be” (the Internet address:URL)
A key can point to another key: “
LS” (a key) can point to
Lato Sensu Management” (another key)
A repository is used to store the “key” per “URL” association: this is the physical database, which we call the repository.
Everybody can register keys: individuals, companies, governmental bodies, organizations can all register keys. Key registration is free!
It works on the “first in”, “first served” principle: the first one to register a key is the owner of the key.
A key can be up to 120 characters.
All keys are unstructured: 148 different chars possible.
Each key is unique.
2,700e+260 possibilities (
The repository can be queried via simple web services (XML returns). The web services are categorized in what we call protocols. A number of protocols are provided to interact with <UIKey>: “w”, “f”, “cat”, … All protocols are documented on the API page of <UIKey>.