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Re: heads-up about "new" URLs section in HTML5 editor's draft

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:45:37 -0400
Message-ID: <e9dffd640806271145y6aebd150see5966245b0291e2@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Justin James" <j_james@mindspring.com>
Cc: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com> wrote:
>>> Somebody suggested "HTML URL" on uri@w3.org - I think that's a better
>>> option because its makes the distinction more apparent.
>
>> So far that's the best candidate I have heard of.
>
> Most people can't tell the difference between a URI and a URL and use the
> terms interchangeably. Heck, I can barely discern the distinction most of
> the time. Do we really want to make things even more confusing?

That's my point.  We *do* want them to be able to at least recognize
there's a difference, which is why calling HTML-embedded URIs, URLs,
isn't such a great idea IMO.

Mark.
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