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Yep. The WHATWG recommends just using the term URL instead of URI.

> Standardize on the term URL. URI and IRI are just confusing. In practice a single algorithm is used for both so keeping them distinct is not helping anyone. URL also easily wins the search result popularity contest.

https://url.spec.whatwg.org/#goals




Thank you so much! I needed an authoritative source to throw at people when they try to belittle me for using URL, instead of URI. To me, URL just sounds better.


And it is more descriptive as well, in the context of web browser addresses: why call something an animal, when you can call it a dog?




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