URI scheme for Software Heritage identifiers

A subset of Software Heritage objects (contents, directories, releases and revisions) can be browsed using Persistent identifiers. Those identifiers are guaranteed to remain stable (persistent) over time.

GET /(swh_id)/

End point to browse Software Heritage objects using their persistent identifiers. A redirection to the adequate HTML view will be performed when reaching it.

Parameters:
  • swh_id (string) – a persistent identifier for a Software Heritage object (see the Persistent identifiers section to learn more about its syntax)
Response Headers:
 
  • Location – the redirection URL for browsing the Software Heritage object associated to the provided identifier
Status Codes:

Examples:

https://archive.softwareheritage.org/swh:1:cnt:0ffd12d85cdec70c88e852fc3f5ea9fd342213cd
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/swh:1:dir:db990da9af15427455ce7836ce2b8a34b9bf67f5
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/swh:1:rel:a9b7e3f1eada90250a6b2ab2ef3e0a846cb16831
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/swh:1:rev:f1b94134a4b879bc55c3dacdb496690c8ebdc03f
https://archive.softwareheritage.org/swh:1:snp:673156c31a876c5b99b2fe3e89615529de9a3c44