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Re: URL Expansion proposal

From: Adam M. Donahue <donahue@acf2.nyu.edu>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 13:37:24 -0500 (EST)
To: Israel del Rio <idelrio@abstraction.com>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.ULT.3.91.960114133345.5397B-100000@acf2.NYU.EDU>
> primarily for commercial purposes. People wishing to access a University
> or EDU site could still use the URL as they do today. I realize that other 

This seems redundant.  I think these two methods would only further 
confuse ma and pa (not that they couldn't understand the current URL).

> I do not think the question is whether people can learn the meaning
> of the URL, I just find it it morally abhorrent to force grandma or
> grandpa to understand what, in the end, are UNIX file system conventions.

My gosh -- it's not _that_ confusing!  Morally abhorrent?  That's a 
little reactionary.

> thing. In any case, if a business does not wish to adhered to a naming
> convention they will be just as free to advertise the full URL as they do
> today. The latter would be to their commerical disadvantage.

Again, two different methods would only confuse more.  What's nice about 
a standard like the current URL is that it is a little bit flexible.  
Yours simply isn't.

Adam
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