actionable identifier

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Term: actionable identifier

An identifier whose string, possibly modified by adding a well-known prefix, may be acted upon by widely available software systems to gain access to the identifier's associated thing, or to a suitable surrogate.

Examples: In the years 2000 to 2017 such identifiers were expressible as URLs (Uniform Resource Locators), which could be acted upon by web browsers and other systems that interpreted hypertext links.
Created 2016.08.19
Last Modified 2023.03.27
Contributed by John Kunze