Re: Request to register "identifier" relation type

Peter Williams <pezra@barelyenough.org> Sat, 05 August 2017 04:20 UTC

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From: Peter Williams <pezra@barelyenough.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 22:20:31 -0600
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Subject: Re: Request to register "identifier" relation type
To: Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>
Cc: link-relations <link-relations@ietf.org>, Simeon Warner <simeon.warner@cornell.edu>, Michael Nelson <mln@cs.odu.edu>, Geoffrey Bilder <gbilder@crossref.org>, "John A. Kunze" <jak@ucop.edu>
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On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 9:05 AM, Herbert Van de Sompel <hvdsomp@gmail.com>;
wrote:

> ...
>
> * Description: A link with the "identifier" relation type indicates that
> the link target is preferred over the link context for the purpose of
> referencing.
>
> ...
>

How does `identifier` differ from `canonical` ("Designates the preferred
version of a resource" -- https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6596)?

Cheers,
Peter