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Re: backronym proposal: Universal Resource Linker

From: =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:23:53 -0700
Message-ID: <4BCCC9E9.7090007@KingsMountain.com>
To: uri@w3.org
 > I'm more or less with Roy on this, I think.  The sad fact is that, IMO,
 > neither the status quo nor any of these proposals will be truly
 > evocative for the average non-technical user of the Web.  In my
 > experience, many such people are intimidated by any of the three letter
 > initialisms we're discussing, including URL (regardless of how
 > rationalized).
 >
 > That being the case, I think we might as well stick with the terminology
 > that has, as Roy says, been negotiated with some care among those who
 > prepared the current normative specifications.  If someone wants to
 > promote a bit more widely some truly suggestive term (Web address
 > strikes me as imperfect, but probably the best of the lot), well maybe.
 >   Just rotating the preferences among 3 letter techy-codes every decade
 > or so seems to me a losing proposition.  YMMV.

strongly +1

=JeffH
Received on Monday, 19 April 2010 21:24:24 UTC

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