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Re: backronym proposal: Universal Resource Linker

From: =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:36:12 -0700
Message-ID: <4BCCCCCC.7050800@KingsMountain.com>
To: uri@w3.org
 > I like 'Web address', I think it'll take a bit of concerted effort to
 > persuade everyone that physical things, people etc can also have them,
 > but if that's the chosen terminology I'll have a go :)

offhand, "web address" or whatever seems nominally fine amongst "civilians", 
while I'd want to use the more precise and carefully thought out technical 
terms in specs.

this discussion illustrates the difficulties we get ourselves into when we try 
to have technical terms also serve double duty as colloquial everyday terms, 
for use amongst "civilians", and/or when technical folk are not precise in 
their terminology.

IMV, anyway, FWIW.

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