A Link Relation to Convey a Preferred URI For Referencing

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8574 (1-17)


A web resource is routinely referenced by means of the URI with which it is directly accessed. But cases exist where referencing a resource by means of a different URI is preferred. This specification defines a link relation type that can be used to convey such a preference.


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Van De Sompel, H., Nelson, M., Bilder, G., Kunze, J., & Warner, S. (2019). A link relation to convey a preferred URI for referencing. The RFC Series, 1-17, Article 8574. https://doi.org/10.17487/RFC8574


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