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Re: backronym proposal: Universal Resource Linker

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2010 17:27:42 -0700
Message-ID: <4BCBA37E.3030106@berkeley.edu>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@day.com>, URI <uri@w3.org>
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> No, it would just increase the tendency to become irrational for
> those folks who don't happen to be using a URL for linking.


how would you explain tel:, mailto:, geo:, data:, or tag: with the new 
acronym? URIs identify and do not necessarily link, so the new acronym 
actually would be a misnomer. personally, whenever people care enough to 
ask why i am using the term URI and not URL, they often find it 
interesting to learn about the fact that there is a wide variety of URI 
schemes and ways in which URIs can be used and are used.


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