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Re: URI vs URL

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 16:34:25 +0100
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On 30 Apr 2004, at 16:14, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
> I am sure that these responses are very amusing, to the cognoscenti
> at least, but is no-one prepared to offer a simple factual
> explanation as to why the universally-understood and used URL
> was apparently ditched in favour of its bastard offspring URI ?

1. All URLs are also URIs
2. The validator accepts a subset of URLs for that part of its input
3. Any subset of URLs is also a subset of URIs (as a consequence of 1)
4. Some w3c output discusses URIs which are not URLs

and from what I gather:

5. For consistency, the term URI is used globally for all w3c output

David Dorward
Received on Friday, 30 April 2004 11:35:03 UTC

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