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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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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RE[5]:Drop www. ?? - NO
by Morgan on Mon 19th Apr 2010 00:28 in reply to "RE[4]:Drop www. ?? - NO"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Even better, I frequent a website that has a subdomain other than "www". In some browsers (IE 8, most notably) the "www" is automagically added to the address for me, which triggers a "not found" error. In most modern browsers this is not an issue: What I type is what I get. Fortunately, I rarely need to use IE 8, and never on my home computers.

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RE[5]:Drop www. ?? - NO
by google_ninja on Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:51 in reply to "RE[4]:Drop www. ?? - NO"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

You can also set it up to have all subdomains point to one place by default, which is the smart way to set it up.

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