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"user:password" is wrong![edit]

The syntax shown in the Syntax section is plain wrong! The string "user:password@", with no brackets around ":password" means that the user name must ALWAYS be followed by a password separated by a colon... But of course we all know this is not true: an email address (which is what URIs containing "@" are used for) is normally in the form "dark.helmet@example.com", not "dark.helmet:1234@example.com". RFC 2396, in section 3.2.2. Server-based Naming Authority states clearly that the ":password" part has never been mandatory and, on the contrary, that its presence "is not recommended". RFC 3986 (which supersedes the former), in 3.2.1. (User Information), goes one step beyond stating that Use of the format "user:password" in the userinfo field is deprecated. Both RFC's simply call the part preceding "@", userinfo, which is a string composed of alphanumeric characters and a few punctuation signs (including ":") to which no special meaning is attached. 5.23.32.98 (talk) 14:37, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

This page seems to be locked (why!?) so I cannot insert the correction described above. If anyone is willing to do the editing, can copy and paste the correction I just inserte in the Uniform Resource Identifier article.5.23.32.98 (talk) 14:54, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Protected or not?[edit]

The previous section implies that the article is not protected, but it actually is and doesn't have the icons to identify it as such. 69.86.6.150 (talk) 17:44, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for flagging that up, I've added one.  — Scott talk 12:58, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
Is there some reason to protect the page? I can't see any here or even in the archive. 69.86.6.150 (talk) 13:06, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
This, Uniform Resource Identifier, and wiki were subject to a lot of test/mistake edits from confused unregistered users.  — Scott talk 13:25, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 October 2016[edit]

221.215.31.122 (talk) 14:51, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done: as you have not requested a change.
If you want to suggest a change, please request this in the form "Please replace XXX with YYY" or "Please add ZZZ between PPP and QQQ".
Please also cite reliable sources to back up your request, without which no information should be added to, or changed in, any article. - Arjayay (talk) 15:08, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 November 2016[edit]

There aren't any notes, so please remove the Notes section, because it's pointless.208.95.51.72 (talk) 15:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

That was caused by someone's mistake. Fixed now.  — Scott talk 19:12, 4 November 2016 (UTC)


Universal or Uniform Resource location[edit]

I have seen this defined as two things, Universal Resource Locator and Uniform Resource Locator - are they both correct???? Deathlibrarian (talk) 03:50, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

Requested move 14 March 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. (non-admin closure) GeoffreyT2000 (talk, contribs) 00:16, 23 March 2017 (UTC)


Uniform Resource LocatorURL – The WhatWG has redefined URL as a "universal identifier".[1] Following WP:NAMECHANGES, we should change the title to the "name that is most commonly used", not the "official title". Reading the WhatWG standard, it is clear that "URL" is most common; the term "universal identifier" is not used anywhere else. "Uniform Resource Locator" is an (obsolete) official title that should be avoided. A simple search of "URL" vs "Uniform Resource Locator" confirms that URL is much more common and nobody writes it out anymore. Mathnerd314159 (talk) 19:48, 14 March 2017 (UTC)


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