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>I didn't take this poll because it is not clear. I think a URI should be
>syntactically a URI but semantically "only a string" (that "only makes me
>chuckle ;-) ").
If it doesn't bother anyone, should I change the option "Something like a
URI, but not a URI" to "syntactically a URI, but semantically only a
string?" Would that change anyone's vote?
Also, any better options? I'm willing to re-phrase the poll if it will
generate more accurate data (although it is unscientific by definition).
> Many people, esp. Joshua Allen, seem to talk about conventions of URLs
>if they include the vast body of Internet users. I think this is a
>Most non-technical folks don't know of or care of URLs. They don't type
>their browsers anything starting with "http://". They also don't end with
>strings containing "/". They either type in
>m", or they go to Yahoo and search, clicking based on the title. Or they
>click on links from Web pages retrieved by either action, based on the text
>the link, not its href.
My father types the URL - sans the scheme prefix (ie "http://) - into the
search engine and clicks "search." Oh well... ;-)
"If the path is set in stone, use a sledgehammer"
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