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Re: backronym proposal: Universal Resource Linker

From: John A. Kunze <jak@ucop.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:02:32 -0700 (PDT)
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
cc: uri@w3.org, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1004181049590.31881@jak-desktop>
--- On Sun, 18 Apr 2010, Dan Brickley wrote:
> ... I propose a simple-minded fix: restore 'URL' as the most
> general term for Web identifiers,

Yep.  I've always avoided the word "URI" except when politics required it.

> and re-interpret 'URL' as "Universal Resource Linker".

Not bad at all.  Think how much time and treasure would have been saved
if the word "Locator" (too close to "location") hadn't been part of URL.

-John
Received on Sunday, 18 April 2010 18:05:21 UTC

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