misnomer: URI protocols / URI schemes


Amplify’d from en.wikipedia.org

URI schemes are frequently erroneously referred to as “protocols”, or specifically as URI protocols or URL protocols, since most were originally designed to be used with a particular protocol, and often have the same name. The http scheme, for instance, is generally used for interacting with Web resources using HyperText Transfer Protocol. Today, URIs with that scheme are also used for other purposes, such as RDF resource identifiers and XML namespaces, that are not related to the protocol. Furthermore, some URI schemes are not associated with any specific protocol (e.g. “file“) and many others do not use the name of a protocol as their prefix (e.g. “news“).

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