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URI or URL? [was: PEP draft delayed -- diffs so far attached]

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 1997 15:14:57 -0600
Message-Id: <33271CD1.639875B5@w3.org>
To: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>, timbl@w3.org
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen (E-mail)" <frystyk@w3.org>, khare@w3.org
Yaron Goland wrote:
> 
> Abstract - Should it not be "each extension with a URI" not URL? This
> comment generalizes to the rest of the document.

And to the rest of the IETF world, as far as I'm concerned.

> The proposed use of a
> URL actually seems a perfect example of when a URN (if they existed =)
> should be used. Although I note that in the Protocol Header definition
> you do use URI.

Oops. I mean to be consistent.

I hope that some day soon, we can all agree that one of those
terms is dead and that the other includes all strings of the form
	scheme:stuff

As to my opinion on which of URL and URI should survive,
I've said all I care to say on the matter.
See the W3C addressing page[1] and glossary[2] if you're curious.

The popular jargon follows the NCSA Mosaic documentation: the
word knows these things as URLs. The standards track
documents (RFC1738 and RFC1808) speak of URLs.

I'm tracking the URN WG[3] and the URL syntax and process
discussions (hey: where's the WG charter for those?) and
I'll follow their lead, unless this working group, its
chair, or the applications area director wants to tell
me which one to use.

[1] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Addressing/#terms
[2] http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Architecture/Terms
[3] http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/urn-charter.html


> >
> >       http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Protocols/PEP/

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