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[whatwg] toDataURL() and unsupported formats

From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 13:34:51 -0700
Message-ID: <84ce626f0705081334v677ee532taddee107569fb497@mail.gmail.com>
Hey,

On 5/8/07, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
>
> On Sat, 20 May 2006, Aankhen wrote:
> >
> > On a perhaps related note, is there a reason for calling it toDataURL()
> > instead of toDataURI()?
>
> Basically for consistency with the rest of the platform (starting with
> CSS's url() form). I can't keep track of what URIs are called these days.
> First it was URLs, then URIs, then there were URNs and shortly after that
> the correct term was URLs again, then URL was obsolete altogether and URI
> was the right term; then we had IDN and IRIs, and more recently we've
> started having XRIs... Whatever. Authors don't need this. "URL" is fine.


I've hear "normal people" saying "URL" too.  (It seems to have entered
"common language".)

But I've never heard a "normal person" saying any of the others -- saying
"URI", "URN", "IDN", "IRI", or "XRI".


See ya


> Whether the answer is yes or no, it might be a good idea to tweak that
> > section slightly to be more consistent, since it seems to use URI and
> > URL interchangably.
>
> Fixed, thanks.
>
> --
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