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Re: Confusing use of "URI" to refer to IRIs, and IRI handling in the DOM

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:03:48 +0100
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080629090348.GM9970@stripey.com>

Julian Reschke writes:

> Smylers wrote:
> 
> > ...  And I'd've thought that for many people "URL" simply means "the
> > internet address you can type in a web browser" (since this is by
> > far the most common situation in which people encounter URLs) -- in
> > which case, their beliefs about what a URL is comes from browser
> > behaviour, not a spec.  For these people the HTML 5 definition is
> > actually an improvement, since it will result in the spec matching
> > their existing beliefs!  ...
> 
> That's true, but those people certainly are not the intended audience,  
> for this spec, right?

I would have thought that many web designers would be in this cateogory
-- a URL is something you put in <a href="..."> or <img src="..."> or
url(...) in CSS.

They know, loosely, what URLs are.  Changing to a term like HRL would
therefore be confusing.

Smylers
Received on Sunday, 29 June 2008 09:04:41 UTC

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