[LINK] > If Sir Tim Berners-Lee had his time again he'd probably leave // out.

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Oct 20 13:15:38 AEDT 2009

Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 20/10/2009, at 10:01 AM, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au 
> <mailto:marghanita at ramin.com.au>> wrote:
>> Today, browsers, and apparently thunderbird,
>> assume www is a synonym for the
>> " <http://www>http://www"
>> and has become a defacto standard,
>> which is naturally called evolution.
> Or the manager of the domain can allow the www to be deprecated - and 
> leave room for subdomains instead. 
> Personally, I dislike the way that people assume that a 'www.' should be 
> there in the first place (maybe Tim focussed on the wrong element?): 
> even more wasteful.

Been there and back on dropping the 
DubyaDubyaDubya (as Philip Adams used to 
call it when last I heard him on Late 
Night Live)

On printed matter, eg business card 
people recognise a www as a website 
ahead of http:// I am happy that my 
Website Hosting provider maps both to my 
and there is a consistancy with 
email at domain.name

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said 
for many government websites. The result 
is if you leave out the www you get a 
site not found.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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