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> Consider an address in Japan. They do not have road names, instead, they use building/block numbers for naming/addressing. While that can still be modelled as a nice URL, the convention is now flipped, and people will be confused

It's not flipped at all. Japanese addresses go big -> small, just like the URL. As a matter of fact, the US addresses are flipped since US addresses go the other way.

For example:

Tokyo-to (city), Taito-ku (ward), Yanagibashi (neighborhood) 2 (area)-20 (block)-2 (building) 602 (room number)

It would fit into the proposed URL scheme perfectly: Tokyo/Taito/Yanagibashi/2/20/2/602




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