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RE: Proper www usage

From: Larry Masinter <lmnet@attglobal.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 12:54:07 -0700
To: "Ian King" <iking@microsoft.com>, "Aaron Swartz" <aswartz@swartzfam.com>, "Linda Bellitt \(by way of Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>\)" <linda.bellitt@hunterdouglas.com>, <uri@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NDBBKEBDLFENBJCGFOIJOECLFBAA.lmnet@attglobal.net>

> One could think of the "www" node in the same way mail servers are often
> named "mail.foo.com", nameservers are "dns.foo.com", etc.  It's a
> convention that got started some time back, but it has no formal basis
> or meaning. 

But RFC 2219 "Use of DNS Aliases for Network Services"
is a Best Current Practice and gives several reasons why distinguishing
between www.realbeer.com and realbeer.com might be a good idea.

Received on Monday, 11 June 2001 16:54:56 UTC

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