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GoodRelations - The Web Vocabulary for E-Commerce

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GoodRelations is a standardized vocabulary for product, price, and company data that can (1) be embedded into existing static and dynamic Web pages and that (2) can be processed by other computers. This increases the visibility of your products and services in the latest generation of search engines, recommender systems, and other novel applications.

[goodrelations] Access Control and GoodRelations Data

Martin Hepp martin.hepp at ebusiness-unibw.org
Wed Aug 18 12:36:39 CEST 2010

Dear all:

There may be scenarios in which you cannot or do not want to expose  
all information expressed using GoodRelations to the general public.

Typical examples are reseller discounts, price lists for restricted  
audiences, or data about what products you own (gr:owns) or seek  

In principle, you can use any established HTTP-based access control  
technique for managing access to such data. For example, you could  
require user credentials for accessing the resource containing the  
reseller price-list.

Still, mixing the public data (e.g. product features) with private  
data (e.g. reseller prices) is simple, as long as the same objects use  
the same URIs.

For a more distributed scenario, I highly recommend looking into the  
evolving WebID specification (formely FOAF+SSL) at


There is a bit of additional information already on the following Wiki  


Best wishes

Martin Hepp

martin hepp
e-business & web science research group
universitaet der bundeswehr muenchen

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