It's been deprecated for quite a few years now though. The standards have applied best practice by trying to refrain from overuse and misuse of the term. If you spend any amount of time reading standards you already know this to be true. The HTML 4.01 Specification [w3.org] is a realization of that and a case in point. Back on December 24, 1999 when that spec was published you find an early attempt at clarification ...
Purists have adopted "URI" and practice using as often as possible, gently correcting others on occasion. I try to use URI as often as possible in discussion but I have also used "URL". Most people just aren't using "URI" though. Try to search WebmasterWorld for URI in the context of a phrase and more often that not you are going to have to search again using terms like "url" or perhaps even "link" --
I don't usually make New Year's resolutions. But in light of this discussion, my New Year resolution will be to remain constant in my use of "URI"
Thnanks, P1R ;)