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[Bug 7392] New: Please use some term other than "URL" for Web Addresses

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:40:24 +0000
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           Summary: Please use some term other than "URL" for Web Addresses
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec bugs
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: mjs@apple.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

The term URL has a technical meaning that doesn't match the HTML5 spec. Even
though the spec points this out, some find this confusing or objectionable.
Please consider using an alternate term, such as "Web Address" or "HREF"
(following IRIbis) or "HURL" (for HTML URL) or anything that doesn't conflict
with IETF specs in this area. Such a change would be cosmetic but it would not
be obviously harmful and would apparently remove objections.

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