define: URI-ish.

The practice of squashing every bit of information into a URI because web. For example: database connections.

Rails promotes the use of a DATABASE_URL:


Why is the database name a path? Can I address an individual table? How is the connection pool a query string?

A simpler and extensible alternative:

"type=postgresql user=admin password=admin host=localhost database=blog_development pool=4"

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