W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-iri@w3.org > April 2004

Re: Issue IURIsearch-24 (rejected/closed)

From: Walter Underwood <wunder@verity.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 09:40:23 -0700
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: public-iri@w3.org
Message-id: <2147483647.1083058823@localhost>

--On Tuesday, April 27, 2004 1:16 PM +0900 Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org> wrote:
> It is indeed the case that IRIs are currently difficult to
> search for; Google for example brings up the first IRI-related
> reference on position 54.
> However, it should be expected that this will improve once the
> spec becomes an RFC, and gets referenced from other places.
> Search is also possible by using the full name
> (Internationalized Resource Identifiers) or e.g. by combining
> IRI and URI.

Yahoo is doing somewhat better, with a hit at #34.

Thanks for considering this. I expect that you are wrong about
searchability improving. That would require the acronym to become
unambiguous or more popular than the other expansions. Other 
people will not rename their institutes or companies because of 
someone else's standard, so the conflicts will remain. And internet
standards have not been the most important documents on the web
for several years.

Expecting searchers to type "internationalized" is unreasonable,
especially considering that a lot of experts have given up on that
and use "i18n" for "internationalization".

I recommend buying ads if you want this term to be found.

Walter Underwood
Principal Architect, Verity
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2004 17:44:56 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 16:14:31 UTC