Basic terms

Some terms in this document have a very specific meaning:

The data model

Handle value

A handle value is a collection of the data describing it and the administrative data. Each handle has one or more administrators. Any administrative operation (e.g., add, delete or modify handle values) can only be performed by the handle owner with adequate privilege. The handle owner and any other person with administrative rights on the specific handle, are defined in terms of HS_ADMIN values.

So a handle value is a collection with at least the following: