I am having difficulty in understanding the difference between the routing and path selection.
I am working on IEEE 802.11s-based mesh networks and reading about the default routing protocol HWMP. In its wikipedia page, it is written that they use "path selection" instead of "routing" term because it uses MAC addresses, but not IP addresses. It does not make sense it is called path selection just because of the use of MAC addresses.
Then, I checked the routing page in wikipedia. They define routing as "the process of selecting a path for traffic in a network". From the perspectives of these definitions, they look the same.
Is it possible for anyone to explain the difference briefly and put an end to my confusion?