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

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 23:02:16 +0200
Message-ID: <48655558.8090303@gmx.de>
To: Justin James <j_james@mindspring.com>
CC: 'Mark Baker' <distobj@acm.org>, "'Michael(tm) Smith'" <mike@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org

Justin James wrote:
> That only causes confusion for the 1% - 3% of developers who not only know
> and understand the distinction, but actually care, and for whom the
> distinction is important because a sense of what is proper. For the real of
> the programmers out there, this is not a point of confusion in the
> slightest. :)
> If HTML 5 is all about ratifying the "status quo" on stuff like AJAX, let's
> go whole hog and do it right. Let's eliminate the URL/URI distinction.


I totally agree that the distinction between URL and URI is almost 
meaningless. Any URL is a URI. Any URI that isn't a URL can be made a 
URL by coming about with a resolution process.

What I was trying to say is that a "HTML URL" is not a RFC3986 URL. It's 
not even a IRI.

BR, Julian
Received on Friday, 27 June 2008 21:03:00 UTC

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