Re: URL - Uniform or Universal

Subject: Re: URL - Uniform or Universal
From: Valerie Archambeau <varchamb -at- MIDWAY -dot- UCHICAGO -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 11:43:23 -0500

>"Internet World", April '95 issue has an article called the anatomy of the
> World-Wide Web. URL is defined in it as "Unifron Resource Locator" which
> provides "a standard means of consistently locating Internet documents."

>FWIW. I have heard folks bandying Uniform Resouce Locator, but Universal
>is new
> to me.


Universal is the old term. Uniform is now the official term (according to
the folks in CERN). The tide turned around the last fall. Prior to this
"universal" was all the rage. I use both terms when teaching my WWW
class--just to cover all bases.

--Val (who personally likes "universal" better)


Valerie Archambeau varchamb -at- midway -dot- uchicago -dot- edu
Information Management Specialist (312) 702-4665
and Educational Coordinator
Academic Information Technologies
The University of Chicago

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
--Samuel Johnson

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