05 Apr '13, 4pm
And don't forget that URLs work great for non-HTTP resources too:
Why don’t we use this format for locating Git resources? There are a few potential answers, such as the convenience of being able to easily cut-and-paste the location into a command line tool or a URL bar. But the best answer is that our ad-hoc JSON format is not uniform . The JSON above would work for locating Git resources on Github, but nowhere else. URLs are standard and uniform.