Identifier: A Link Relation to Convey a Preferred URI for Referencing

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Authors Herbert Van de Sompel  , Michael Nelson  , Geoffrey Bilder  , John Kunze  , Simeon Warner 
Last updated 2017-08-02
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This specification defines a link relation type that is intended to convey that a URI, other than the URI that provides a link with the relation type, is preferred for the purpose of referencing. Note to Readers Please discuss this draft on the ART mailing list (<>).


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