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[whatwg] drop the 'www' subdomain on whatwg.org

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 21:02:14 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407182057540.15552@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>
On Sun, 18 Jul 2004, Anne van Kesteren (fora) wrote:
>
> Currently the WHATWG site is accessible in two ways, with or without the
> 'www' prefix. There are easy ways to solve this "problem":
>
>   <http://no-www.org/>
>
> Please do. Thanks,

I disagree that it is a "problem".

The URI:

   http://whatwg.org/

...looks silly compared to:

   http://www.whatwg.org/

...IMHO.

Anyway, the host name _is_ relevant:

      www.whatwg.org -- content whose relevance is the WWW
   syntax.whatwg.org -- content whose relevance is the Syntax

...etc.

And in any case Dreamhost (who are currently hosting the whatwg.org
servers) don't support having www.example.org and example.org pointing at
different virtual domains.

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