How do I resolve a handle persistent identifier?

Submitted by Dieter Van Uytvanck on 23 December 2011

A handle exists of 2 parts:

  • a prefix (e.g. 1839)
  • a suffix (e.g. 00-0000-0000-0009-3C7E-F)

The official way of refering to a handle is:

hdl: + prefix + / + suffix



To resolve such a handle (=make it a clickable link that redirects to the resource itself) use the following formula: