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Re: Confusing use of "URI" to refer to IRIs, and IRI handling in the DOM

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 16:56:01 +0200
Message-ID: <48665101.4000800@gmx.de>
To: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Smylers wrote:
> ...
> And I'd've thought that for many people "URL" simply means "the internet
> address you can type in a web browser" (since this is by far the most
> common situation in which people encounter URLs) -- in which case, their
> beliefs about what a URL is comes from browser behaviour, not a spec.
> For these people the HTML 5 definition is actually an improvement, since
> it will result in the spec matching their existing beliefs!
> ...

That's true, but those people certainly are not the intended audience, 
for this spec, right?

BR, Julian
Received on Saturday, 28 June 2008 14:56:45 UTC

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