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

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Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 07:47:52 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=7392


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-08-21 07:47:52 ---
"URL" is what everyone outside the standards world calls them. The few people
who understand what on earth IRI, URN, URI, and URL are supposed to mean and
how to distinguish them have demonstrated that they are able to understand such
complicated terminology and can deal with the reuse of the term "URL". Others,
who think "URL" mean exactly what the HTML5 spec defines it as, have not
demonstrated an ability to understand these subtleties and are better off with
us using the term they're familiar with.

The real solution is for the URI and IRI specs to be merged, for the URI spec
to change its definitions to match what "URL" is defined as in HTML5 (e.g.
finally defining error handling as part of the core spec), and for everyone to
stop using terms other than "URL".

Thus, marking this WONTFIX.


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