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RE: why www?

From: Michael Godsey <mgodsey@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed Dec 13 13:36:36 1995
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Well, the HTTP:// part identifies the protocol, sure enough.  Then, the 
next part is the SERVER part, with complete domain name.  So, WWW is 
the easiest thing to name your World Wide Web server.  That's why you 
so www.domain so often.  Lots of sites are now choosing not to name 
their server this, in favor of a more descriptive name.  WWW is not at 
all redundant, though.
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| From: Ray Stell  <stellr@smyrna.cc.vt.edu>
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| Subject: why www?
| Date: Wednesday, December 13, 1995 1:16PM
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| I guess I am missing something, but why do urls generally
| contain the string www?
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| How doe the string help?  I don't see it.  I would
| think it rare that a url would be used without http://
| up front, so where is the functionality of www?
| Isn't http://www.whatever sort of like the Department of
| Redundancy Department?
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| Forgive me, but it just looks like excess baggage, perhaps
| there is meaning there and I missed the point.  It happens.
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| Ray Stell   stellr@vt.edu     (540) 231-4109     KE4TJC    28^D
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