Special property "External identifier"

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External identifier
Specifies an external identifier
Further Information
Provided by: extension "Semantic MediaWiki "Allows to store and query data annotated to pages
Added: 2.5.0
Removed: still in use
Alias: has no alias
Optional: no
Visible: yes
Annotable: yes
Declarative: no
Setting: not specified
Focus: not specified
In this wiki: Property:External identifier
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The External identifier property is a special property in Semantic MediaWiki with a built-in meaning: it specifies an external identifier.1 This identifier replaces the place holder $1 provided by special property "External formatter URI"Declares an external URL with placeholders $1, $2 during the annotation process with the value of the annotation to generate the external resource identifier. The respective value annotation must be of datatype "External identifier"Holds a value that associates it with with a external URI for formatting. It was introduced with Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.0Released on 14 March 2017 and compatible with MW 1.23.0 - 1.29.x..

This special property is currently not in use by Semantic MediaWiki and reserved to prevent it from being occupied by a user defined property. Special property "External formatter URI"Declares an external URL with placeholders $1, $2 has to be used instead for identifying external URLs.2

See the property page External identifier to see which pages use this special property on this wiki.

See also[edit]


  1. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub issue gh:smw:1708
  2. ^  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub issue comment gh:smw:1708:341959581