On 5/12/06, Steve Block <steve.block(a)myrealbox.com> wrote:
Aggers has just referred those listeners who wish
to know what a doosra
is to the wikipedia entry. He read out the web address in that BBC
cricket commentary way, h-t-t-p and so on, which led Giles to comment
Yes, I wish
the developers of the web had gone to more trouble to make
http:// invisible to users, and to discourage the use of www. etc. And
I'm also amazed how many companies seem unaware that the www. on the
front of their names is redundant. Their advertising would be snappier
with just "tcl.fr" rather than "www.tcl.fr" for instance.
Sadly this is not always the case: it is dependent entirely on whether the
address without the "www" has been set up to redirect to that with.
I have often attempted to go to something like "http://example.com" only to
be redirected to a search page where the first item would be
For the avoidance of doubt, yes I agree it would be much easier if this were
so...having said which, it is not compulsory that the address start with
"www": take "en.wikipedia.org" for example.
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