The Converter: commON Web service is used to convert commON data into structXML (the internal OSF Web Service DTD structure). It is not yet implemented to convert RDF+XML, RDF+n3 or structXML into commON data. Currently, the only goal is to import commON data into OSF Web Service nodes, but it will be extended in the future.

All converter Web services endpoints are used to convert multiple kinds of data and to make the bridge between a OSF Web Service and other existing systems that understand these formats.

Developers communicate with the Converter: commON Web service using the HTTP POST method. You may request only request the following mime type: (1) text/xml (which is structXML). The content returned by the Web service is serialized using the mime type requested and the data returned depends on the parameters selected.