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Re: backronym proposal: Universal Resource Linker

From: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:29:29 +0200
Message-ID: <i2w1f2ed5cd1004201629zefe2f8bbm1755c70c8e3b1361@mail.gmail.com>
To: "=JeffH" <Jeff.Hodges@kingsmountain.com>
Cc: uri@w3.org
On 19 April 2010 23:36, =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@kingsmountain.com> wrote:
>> 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.

there are a lot more civilians than spec folks

>
> 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.

I agree.

I'm slightly bothered how strongly Roy reacted to what seems a very
rational suggestion.

Surely we can have colloquialisms alongside the specs?

Cheers,
Danny.



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