[uf-discuss] URIs vs URLs (reference)
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Tue Oct 25 13:10:49 PDT 2005
On Oct 25, 2005, at 12:21 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
>>> In W3C terminology, the term "URL" is officially obsolete.
>> Do you have a reference for that. I've been using URI preferentially
>> since "I thought I heard that somewhere" but it'd be nice to sort
> First hit for "uri url" on Google is:
> ...which is a list of links. The first link on that page containing
> the term URI and the term URL is:
> ...which is what I was referring to.
Hmm, I read that as agreeing with my understanding, which matches the
> Further according to the contemporary view, the term "URL" does not
> refer to a formal partition of URI space; rather, URL is a useful
> but informal concept: a URL is a type of URI that identifies a
> resource via a representation of its primary access mechanism
> The W3C and IETF should jointly develop and endorse a model for
> URIs, URLs and URNs consistent with the '"Contemporary View"
Thus, my earlier statement -- I prefer URL over (non-URL) URIs -- is
at least meaningful, whether or not it is a good idea. :-)
-- Ernie P.
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