Oh.cbetta said:strangely I know some websites that serve a different page on www and without-www. In fact, www is just a subdomain of the main page, and most sites recognize this is as the default, but when a server is configured otherwise, it might lead to different pages.
nosen said:I try not to. If there's one thing I miss about Windows (IE in particular), its the ability to autofill a web address by just typing in the domain name, then pressing CTRL --> Enter. It automatically fills in the http:// and the .com. So all that you need to type is macrumors into the address bar, hit CTRL --> Enter and it fills in everything else. Very cool.
Yeah, thats the only thing I miss.
This doesn't seem to be consistent for me on Mac. On Windows, FF works just like IE, press Ctrl-Enter to autofill the http://www. and the .com parts of the address. Does Mac have a similar feature? I know that you can just put in the address (like 'macrumors') and press enter, but it doesn't always seem to do the same thing. I like know what it is going to fill in, like with Ctrl-Enter in Windows.Steve1496 said:
When I first started using the web, I used to type in http:://. The browser I was using (lynx, on a HP Un*x box) kindly corrected it for me. I also called URLs "email addresses" for a time.Doctor Q said:I remember waaaaaaaaay back when the Internet was new and I'd hear radio ads tell me to go to "h t t p colon slash slash w w w dot somewhere dot com". Some of them called it a "period" instead of a "dot". The worst of them goofed and said "backslash backslash", a mistake that has always puzzled me but I still here now and then.
i know it's random, but i was just reading about mosaic in The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman. great book. it's taught me tons about the history of computers and the internet.iMeowbot said:There is no uspto.gov, so the www. habit lives on.
What was the browser that made you type in the http:// even late in the game? Was that Mosaic?
[edit: I just dug up a copy of Mosaic and tried, and that's the one. Even the 3.0 betas from 1996 insisted on it.]
<VirtualHost 220.127.116.11> [COLOR="Red"]ServerAlias www.macrumors.com macrumors.com[/COLOR] DocumentRoot /home/<path to site>/public_html/www ServerName www.macrumors.com ... other stuff ... </VirtualHost>