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Re: comment on vicinties vs URIs
| 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
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
| 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.