Term: identifier Class:  
 vernacular   (100%)
Created 18 July 2013
Last modified 28 April 2017
Contributed by John Kunze


Definition: An association between a string and a thing.
Examples: Jane -- the name of someone's daughter;
War and Peace -- the title of a novel;
W803631VATN -- a serial number engraved on a laptop computer;
http://www.example.com/foo/bar.html -- the URL of a web page;
If an identifier is supported or "broken", that refers to the association; when an identifier is acted upon, that refers to its string. See keystr as related to an actionable identifier string.

The intention of the association is that the token (symbol) can be used as a proxy for a thing in the context some identifier scheme. The binding of an identifier to a thing produces a 'resource' (in the scope of this vocabulary). Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen
http://www.force11.org/node/4770: An identifier is an association between a character string and an object. Submitted 14 April 2016
by Stephen