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Re: 1.4 d: Address terminology -- Another possible ambiguity.

From: David G. Durand <dgd@cs.bu.edu>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 15:12:53 -0500
Message-Id: <v02130505af1a8750480d@[]>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
At 11:09 AM 1/31/97, Tim Bray wrote:
>1.4.d: What do we call the locator/adddress?

I think we need to distinguish between a "pointer" (an element or attribute
related to a link, that designates a particular terminus) and the "address"
(string component of a pointer that indicates a particular terminus).

Eg. a pointer might be the HREF attribute of an A element.
    an address would be a URL.

I think pointer is good for what I say above (and  compatible with the
working terminology, which I like quite well).

I think having the term address will ease the addressing discussion and
keep it orthogonal to attribute/element wars, and the like.

  -- David

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