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Re: Proposal for an "address:" URI Scheme

From: Nathanael Massey <nmassey@email.unc.edu>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 23:32:01 -0500
To: <uri@w3.org>, <www-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B6D9A470.1D3C%nmassey@email.unc.edu>
On 3/17/01 22:56, "Douglas Bagnall" <douglas@paradise.net.nz> wrote:

> Why not just "postal:"?
> 
> In this part of the world "address" is a synonym of URI, as in "ftp
> address", "email address", "web address". Thus the "address" part of
> "postal-address" is redundant, since it is implicitly already there
> (You might as well use "postal-URI:").

Hear, hear!  The same argument I was about to make.

What is the goal of having this URI?  When will it get used?  Do we expect
to put a postal URI on an envelope and drop it into a mailbox?  Will we have
anchor tags on our web pages like <a href="postal://us/27514/103 W. Franklin
St./Nate"> that when someone clicks on, their computer will print out a
label in the format for their country that they can slap on an envelope and
mail me a check?  Maybe an online service that will send a postcard to the
specified person?

Nate
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2001 23:32:15 GMT

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