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RE: Performance Issues between IE and Netscape

From: Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 11:00:35 -0700 (PDT)
To: Matthew Baldwin <mbaldwin@livenote.com>
cc: "'www-jigsaw@w3.org'" <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.03.9810211058340.20832-100000@alive.znep.com>
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Matthew Baldwin wrote:

> Here is another little quirk.
> 
> Running Personal Web Server: ( a derivative of IIS from MS)
> 
> I can type in "localhost" without the "http://" using Netscape and I get to 
> the site.
> 
> If I do the same from IE, IE opens the site as well.
> 
> Running Jigsaw:
> 
> I can type in "localhost:8001" without the "http://" using Netscape and I 
> get to the site.
> 
> however....
> 
> If I do the same with IE, I an invalid syntax error is generated from the 
> server and the browser is unable to open the site.
> 
> Jigsaw is listening for http requests on 8001, is this any different then 
> listening on port 80 or is there a bug on how Jigsaw is handling IE http 
> requests?

This has nothing to do with the server.

A URL must be in the form http://servername:port ... 

You can leave off the port and it defaults to 80.

If you leave off the http:// in Navigator, and enter "host:8080" it will
translate that to http://host:8080 (or possibly some other service if the
name begins with "news", "ftp", etc.).  

If you leave off the http:// in IE and enter "host:8080" it does not
translate it.  It does translate "host".  It isn't "wrong" or "right", it
is just the way it works.  
Received on Wednesday, 21 October 1998 14:00:26 GMT

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