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| Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 00:10:24 -0800 | From: Per Bothner <per@xxxxxxxxxxx> | | felix winkelmann wrote: | | > - Even if an all-is-an-URI solution is to be found, I don't see | > why it couldn't be compatible with the current (non-URI) draft. | | Partly it's a matter of naming. The term "vicinity" is unclear and | non-standard. I intentionally did the research to find a synonym for location which *HAD NO COMPUTER PRIOR ART*. Because it is free of prior art, it can be defined without confusion; and hopefully come to mean that definition. | Plus if it is written purely for local files, some issues and | details will probably be awkward to generalize later. Even if one | is designing an API for local files, it is a good idea to keep in | mind at design time what issues might arise from generalizing it. I will rewrite it to permit URIs. But changing the name vicinity to URI brings in tons of baggage I don't want.