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Re: Intent to close ISSUE-205

From: Gavin Carothers <gavin@carothers.name>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:30:16 -0800
Message-ID: <CAPqY83yuwYvwsXdZn+5EmabhVr6vHWNUVjvNiHupJZrz6r+aDQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Cc: Markus Lanthaler <markus.lanthaler@gmx.net>, public-linked-json@w3.org, RDF WG <public-rdf-wg@w3.org>
On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 7:26 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us> wrote:

> Revolutionary though it may seem, I would suggest, when writing a Web
> standard, to actually use the terminology defined by other normative Web
> standards. That is, if you mean IRI, say "IRI", and if you mean URL, say
> "URL". To do otherwise is at best confusing, and at worst so bloody stupid
> that it is impossible to even discuss it politely.

I'm pretty sure we all mean URL http://url.spec.whatwg.org/#urls given that
browsers don't parse or deal with IRIs.

"URI and IRI are just confusing. In practice a single algorithm is used for
both so keeping them distinct is not helping anyone."

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