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Re: [PATCH 1/2] Refactor digest authentication in url-auth

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] Refactor digest authentication in url-auth
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:34:18 +0600

On Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 10:42 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

>> > GNU coding standards frown on using "path" for anything but PATH-style
>> > directory lists.  Please use "file name" or "directory name" instead.
>> Good to know. Is there a convention to indicate path part in URIs?
> Not that I know of.  I'd use "file-name part".

To a network application developer, “path” is a domain[^1] term (RFC
3986 § 3.3) and any replacement would be surprising and hinder API
discoverability. URIs don’t even necessarily map to files, so the
replacement proposed above is, in addition, misleading.

[^1]: “domain” as in “business domain”, not “domain name system”.

Please consider “URI path” if you must disambiguate.

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