Decorative Arch, Resafa, Syria. Copyright, Daniel Schwartz.

Technical Terminology

Place URI
In The Syriac Gazetteer, a "place URI" is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), created by, that is used to identify uniquely a geographic place, irrespective of its location (which may be unknown or disputed), its names (which may not be unique), or any other attributes. Such URIs take the form\d+ (where "\d+" indicates a string of one or more numerals). Examples include for Edessa and for Antioch. Place URIs should not be confused with the HTTP URIs that identify individual html pages or TEI records in The Syriac Gazetteer itself, which end with ".html" or "/tei", for example.
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
"In computing, a uniform resource identifier (URI) is a string of characters used to identify a name or a web resource" (Wikipedia, s.v. "Uniform resource identifier"). uses URIs that conform to the standard HTTP URI Scheme (so-called HTTP URIs) to identify both web resources (like individual pages or records in online publications) and real-world resources like persons, places, and concepts (see e.g., Place URI).