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RE: dwbp-ACTION-117: Explore the use cases that might clarify the need for uri and url design

From: Makx Dekkers <mail@makxdekkers.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2014 18:37:07 +0100
To: <Manuel.CARRASCO-BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu>, <public-dwbp-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701cff855$f5d63ac0$e182b040$@makxdekkers.com>
I agree with Tomas that we need to be careful not to conflate URI and URL. HTTP URIs may share the same syntax space as URLs but their roles are different: URIs identify while URLs locate. I think that design rules for URIs make sense, but design rules for URLs do not. 

Makx.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Manuel.CARRASCO-BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu [mailto:Manuel.CARRASCO-
> BENITEZ@ec.europa.eu]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2014 3:37 PM
> To: public-dwbp-wg@w3.org
> Subject: RE: dwbp-ACTION-117: Explore the use cases that might clarify
> the need for uri and url design
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> One should use the term URI and only use URL when referring to URI
> that provides location.
> 
> Quote - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-1.1.3
> 
> "Uniform Resource Locator" (URL) refers to the subset of URIs that, in
> addition to identifying a resource, provide a means of locating the
> resource by describing its primary access mechanism
> 
> Future specifications and related documentation should use the general
> term "URI" rather than the more restrictive terms "URL" and "URN"
> 
> Regards
> Tomas
> 
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> Subject: dwbp-ACTION-117: Explore the use cases that might clarify the
> need for uri and url design
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> dwbp-ACTION-117: Explore the use cases that might clarify the need for
> uri and url design
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2013/dwbp/track/actions/117
> 
> Assigned to: Phil Archer
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