Re: Request to register "identifier" relation type

Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au> Thu, 10 August 2017 07:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: Request to register "identifier" relation type
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On 10 August 2017 at 09:49, Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>; wrote:
>
> I very much agree with this and think that a relation like `citable` or `cite-as` would speak to what the preferred URL is for. Simply saying it is an `identifier` does not say enough about the context (thanks Erik) in which it is used. All link target URIs are identifiers.
>

+1 for `cite-as`. The plain English meaning leaves very little room
for misinterpretation.  Is it a big break from tradition to use a
verb?  (I guess preconnect/-fetch/-load/-render are also verbs...)

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  Matthew Kerwin
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