Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:57 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google Now this is something that I find really interesting. We all know and love Google Chrome/Chromium (and if you don't, you're demonstrably wrong), but Google recently made a change in the developer version that ruffled some feathers: the URL field will no longer show the "http://". This made a lot of people very upset.
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Doc Pain
Member since:
2006-10-08

Is it time to drop/hide www. as well?


You already see such "shortened forms" in advertising material, and in germany sometimes on police cars, reading "polizei.de/bla" or something similar. It's obvious you can enter it exactly that way into the browser's address bar, but many browsers complete it to a full standard URI form, including schema, server, and maybe even page name (of the default page).

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bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

Although most websites I visit don't need the www. in the address in order to be accessible, there are a few that do. Maybe it's my browser (Firefox 3.6.3), maybe it's my OS (Fedora 13 beta), or maybe it's the phase of the moon. Whatever it is, I need it.

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RE[4]:Drop www. ?? - NO
by porcel on Sun 18th Apr 2010 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]:Drop www. ?? - NO"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

That´s easy. Because www.mypage.com and mypage.com are two different addresses.

If you are using Apache as the webserver you will need to define an alias for both of them or the site will only answer the one that is defined.

It´s not your browser or your OS. Having said that, it is dumb of a web site admin not to define both.

Hope that helps.

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