[uf-discuss] [citation] url field

Alf Eaton lists at hubmed.org
Mon Dec 4 03:17:35 PST 2006

On 02 Dec 2006, at 16:51, Ross Singer wrote:

> On 12/2/06, Alf Eaton <lists at hubmed.org> wrote:
> > /http:\/\/dx.doi.org\/(.+)/
> Well, this requires the user to understand a lot about DOIs.  A user
> might /find/ a dx.doi.org URL, but it's definitely not going to be the
> URL they wind up at (dx.doi.org is a redirection service, for those
> that don't know).  So, again, yes, you can parse this particular case,
> but why?  Why not unambigiously mark up the identifier?

I agree. Lots of articles have DOIs in them, but most don't link to  
dx.doi.org (although perhaps they should...).


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