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From any Container page, use the "Create New Child Resource" form to create a Container that will be the child of the current container. From the homepage, the same form can be used to create a new Container.

Creating Containers or Binaries

You have the option to create a container or binary. When you create a container by selecting "container" for the "Type" field, you may provide an identifier and click "Add" to create a new container with that identifier. 


If you choose to enter an identifier, it may be a simple or namespaced name. If you opt not to enter an identifier, a new resource will be created with an automatically generated name and path.

Special Characters

Certain characters have specific meanings that you should understand to avoid errors when entering an identifier for a resource.

  • The colon ":" character is used to separate namespace prefixes from local names. If a colon is entered in a name it must be preceded by a valid registered namespace prefix.
  • The slash "/" character is used to denote hierarchical path separation. Multiple resources will be created in the event that slashes exist in your specified ID.


When you choose to create a new Binary, a file selection form element is presented. You must select a file that will be the content of the binary. A description of the binary, termed a Non-RDF Description, will also be created.


It is not recommended to upload files larger than 1GB using this HTML form. To ingest large files, please refer to the RESTful HTTP API - Containers.

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