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Re: Deliciously pedantic: what's the plural of URI?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 14:47:36 -0700
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Message-Id: <9E707CDA-ABE1-11D6-8C0B-000393753936@apache.org>

> I note that Roy of late has been using URI as its own plural.

Of late?  I've been doing that for over five years.  See RFC 2396.

>   Elegant and defensible, but I prefer URIs as less surprising to the eye.
>   Even more, I prefer consistency.  Clearly this is a subject on which 
> consensus is not remotely possible... -Tim

I prefer whichever one is easier to say while speaking, since I do not
believe in the theory that people expand acronyms as they read.  But if
others feel strongly about, they can always put it up as an issue on
uri@w3.org.

....Roy
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