We show that ideal submodules and closed ternary ideals in Hilbert modules are the same.We use this insight as a little peg on which to hang a little note about interrelations with other notions regarding Hilbert modules. In Section 3, we show that the ternary ideals (and equivalent notions) merit fully, in terms of homomorphisms and quotients, to be called ideals of (not necessarily full) Hilbert modules. The properties to be checked are intrinsically formulated for the modules (without any reference to the algebra over which they are modules) in terms of their ternary structure. The proofs, instead, are motivated from a third equivalent notion, linking ideals (Section 2), and a Theorem (Section 3) that all extends nicely to (reduced) linking algebras. As an application, in Section 4, we introduce ternary extensions of Hilbert modules and prove most of the basic properties (some new even for the known notion of extensions of Hilbert modules), by reducing their proof to the well-known analogue theorems about extensions of C ∗ –algebras. Finally, in Section 5, we propose several open problems that our method naturally suggests.
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