We say that the source entity references, cites, or otherwise points to the described entity.
The target entity is called the reference of the source entity, the referent.
- A refers to B
- A references B
- B is referenced by A
- B is a reference of A
- A is the referent of B
The most known example is the HTML anchor element where:
- the source page with the anchor is known as the referent.
- the target page defined in the hypertext reference attribute is known as the reference.
Dublin Core has: