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Is the terminology "latent URL" as opposed to "static URL", or am I misunderstanding? — Omegatron 05:04, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
A latent URL is an "unactivated" OpenURL--one with no resolver. It shouldn't be used instead of static in that context, as I was trying to use "static URL" to refer to an OpenURL that has been bound to one particular resolver--an "activated" OpenURL. I don't know if there is better terminology for this.... --Karnesky 05:45, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
I meant "is COinS a latent URL, as opposed to a static URL?" — Omegatron 00:58, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes. Originally, that was basically the only purpose--to provide a standardized latent OpenURL (and some earlier proposals involved less client-side processing to "activate" the URLs (not enclosed in spans, no need to split/separate/process tags--literally just the OpenURL CO without the URL to the resolver). With the processing & with other applications for COinS metadata (such as reference management), I don't know how much this should be stressed. It might be worth a mention. --Karnesky 01:10, 6 December 2006 (UTC)
It should certainly be explained. History, rationale, etc. — Omegatron 01:31, 6 December 2006 (UTC)