Re: Summary: URL style

Subject: Re: Summary: URL style
From: "Walker, Arlen P" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 14:36:52 -0600

Alternates offered were:
World Wide Web address
World Wide Web home page
Web page address
Web site address
Web address
WWW address
Or just say, "Go to the following address on the Web:"

It should be noted that all of the above are, strictly speaking, wrong.

News:rec.games.chess.analysis

is a perfectly correct URL, but it has nothing to do with the web. Likewise
the following:

ftp://ftp.mklinux.apple.com
mailto:arlen -dot- p -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com
file:///Gallifrey/Data/coefficients

(this last one only works on a Mac, PC users have to begin with a drive
letter, as in "file:///C/Windows/system.ini")

The Web is only one small part of the territory covered by a URL. Calling
every URL a web address is like calling every car a Ford.



Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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