I saw that FamilySearch has recommended using its digital image numbers now that they have moved from microfilm. Given this update, is it possibly time to consider only using the digital numbers rather than long URLs in citations? The long URLs are not useful in print publications. For online material, URLs could just as easily be underlying links to text. Using identifiers has been long practiced for books. Would love to see easier to parse citations without the long web links when they may not be essential.
Maybe something like this:
Almon Brown Cannon, “The Descendants of Samuel (Carnahan) Cannon of Ulster, Ireland and Blandford, Massachusetts” (Wadsworth, Ohio, 1932), imaged by FamilySearch, DGN 321265. Onondaga County Public Library, New York.