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(unknown charset) Re: QA Tips: Make readable URIs

From: (unknown charset) Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 10:18:03 -0600 (MDT)
To: (unknown charset) Dominique Haza√ęl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Cc: (unknown charset) Victor Engmark <engmark@orakel.ntnu.no>, www-qa@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.53.0309180953390.61415@measurement-factory.com>

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003, Dominique [ISO-8859-1] HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:

> - one of the principle behind the design of the URIs is that they are
> opaque, which means that nothing/nobody should infer anything from the
> characters used in the URI; this should be reminded at the very top of
> the tip, and maybe the title of the tip should be changed to make that
> clearer.

Hmm... Will W3C be changing its URI to http://unforgettableuri.net --
easy to remember, but otherwise as meaningless (opaque) as you can get
with current TLDs? Or does the above design principle apply only to
newcomers that were too late to grab meaningful and easy to remember
domain names?

Perhaps the above design principle does not apply to URI as a whole,
but only to the path component of certain URI schemes like http? This
scope limitation needs to be clarified then!

Received on Thursday, 18 September 2003 12:18:15 UTC

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