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Re: URI vs URL and long list of pedantic gramatical quibbles with the static pages

From: Beton, Richard <richard.beton@roke.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 13:29:19 +0100
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <40978C9F.5030007@roke.co.uk>

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 ?

Does this help?

"A Universal Resource Identifier (URI) is a member of this universal set 
of names in registered name spaces and addresses referring to registered 
protocols or name spaces.
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL)  ...  is a form of URI which expresses 
an address which maps onto an access algorithm using network protocols."

in pigeon summary,  URI  =  URL  +  URN

See also:

Rick :-)


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