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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 10:08:37 +0100
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080629090837.GO9970@stripey.com>

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) writes:

> Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>
> > In which case, why not use a term that doesn't have a precise
> > definition, but is well understood in general, like "web address" ?
>
> because loose ("imprecise") terminology has no place in a standard.

But if HTML 5 adopts the term, then HTML 5 will define it -- most
precisely!

The problem is that we have a definition, but no term for it.  Attempts
to re-use an already defined word (but with a slightly different
meaning) have yielded objections from those already familiar with the
current meaning.

So if we don't re-define an existing term, then by necessity it will be
a term that, until now, hasn't had a precise definition.

Smylers
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