[thelist] URI or URL, which is more correct?

Tony Crockford tonyc at boldfish.co.uk
Fri Feb 27 16:29:33 CST 2004

I've been trying to unravel the difference and have found lots of 
conflicting opinions.

would it be fair to say that what we know as a URL 
(http://www.example.com/index.htm) is a URI and that the acronym URL is 
being replaced by the acronym URI

or is there room for both and if so can someone give me examples of when a 
URI is a URL or vice versa.



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