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Uniform Resource Identifier

A "Uniform Resource Identifier" (URI) is a string of characters used to identify a name or a resource on the Internet. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network (typically the World Wide Web) using specific protocols. Schemes specifying a concrete syntax and associated protocols define each URI. [1]

URI in the European Commission

EU Bookshop

Link to a specific publication

The deep link should have the following format:

http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:NOTICE:<catalogue number>:<navigation language>

The deep link is composed of the first 9 characters of the catalogue number, followed by the 2 characters of the navigation language you want for the information display.

For example, for displaying the details related to publication KA7007020 in the navigation language English, the link will look as follows: http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:NOTICE:KA7007020:EN

You can also add the language code to the 9 characters of the catalogue number: http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:NOTICE:KA7007020EN:EN

Please note that due to the strictly language based architecture of the EU Bookshop, the display of the publication language is coupled with the navigation language chosen, with fall-back to EN.

Therefore, if no navigation language encoding is applied, EU Bookshop will choose EN by default: http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:NOTICE:KA7007020

If you implement such links on your website engine or in-house application, we recommend to dynamically link to the current navigation language of the user. It will be of course more user friendly to keep the same browsing language when going from your website to the related EU Bookshop pages.

Link to a specific theme

The link is based on the theme code, as defined in the Publications Office’s thematic classification, and should have the following format:

http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:THEME:<theme code>:<navigation language>

The deep link in the following example refers to the list of all publications on the theme ‘Fisheries policy’ (theme code H03): http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:THEME:H03:EN

Link to a specific author service

The link is based on the author service code and should have the following format:

http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:AUTHOR:<author code>:<navigation language>

The deep link in the following example refers to the list of all publications of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for the Environment (author code ENV): http://bookshop.europa.eu/uri?target=EUB:AUTHOR:ENV:EN


There are a specific rules for EUR-Lex

  1. Official Journals published after 1/1/1998
  2. Special editions of secondary law
  3. COM documents published after 1/1/2000
  4. Consolidated documents
  5. CELEX documents
  6. SEC documents

Read How to create links to documents on EUR-Lex

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