Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#9 closed defect (fixed)

"URL" can be used in "formal" documents

Reported by: lmm@… Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: 3987bis Version:
Severity: - Keywords:


The use of the term is "NOT RECOMMENDED in formal documents.".

I think this was really intended to warn against the use of the term "URL" in a way that might be confusing.

Either delete this advice or refine it, e.g.,

"NOT RECOMMENDED in technical specifications referencing this document, and where precise identification of requirements is desired."

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by stpeter@…

I think that RFC 2119 terms apply only to protocols, and are not to be used as a way of advising or constraining writers of other specifications.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by masinter@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

This wording is no longer in the document, and so there is no longer an issue.

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