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Re: RFC2396bis wording, opinions?

From: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 17:15:52 -0600 (MDT)
Message-Id: <200405282315.i4SNFqtk083165@chilled.skew.org>
To: tony@tonyhammond.net
Cc: mike@skew.org, uri@w3.org

Tony Hammond wrote:
> I thought there were two actually terms in use: 'internet' and 'Internet'. 
> An 'internet' is any telecom system of interconnected networks (e.g. an 
> intranet). The 'Internet' is just one particular instance of a rather public 
> 'internet' - pretty big one, mind. But just one instance, nevertheless.

Roy must be burying his head in his hands now. The level pedantry we
all demonstrate must be staggering :)

So, you are suggesting leaving the new text as-is, and just lowercasing the 
"I" in "Internet"? I wouldn't do that.

There being a difference between 'an internet' and 'the Internet' I can 
appreciate even without any cited references because I'm a big nerdy geek, but 
this is a pending _Internet_ Engineering Task Force _Internet_-Draft we're 
talking about improving, here. Almost everyone reading the spec would not 
think to interpret "internet-accessible objects" any differently than 
"Internet-accessible objects".

You also seem to assert that an intranet is a type of internet. The inter- and 
intra- prefixes are typically used in a mutually exclusive fashion; the the 
latter can't be a subclass of the former. 
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