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URL Expansion proposal

From: Israel del Rio <idelrio@abstraction.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 16:57:09 -0700
Message-Id: <199601132357.QAA04956@teal.csn.net>
To: www-talk@w3.org
With the popularity of the Web it kills me to see ads listing the
convoluted URL now in existence (http://www.companyname.com/
Why couldn't browser developers agree on a standardized character
expansion to make the advertised addresses simpler and more
user friendly?

My proposal is to agree on expanding the first * (asterisk) in
a URL to "http://www."; the second asterisk to ".com/"
and any subsequent * to a slash. That way,
a user typing *companyname* in a URL field would actually be
sending the entire URL. 

Thus *IBM* would be expanded to http://www.ibm.com/

A whole better way to advertise your Web address!


Israel del Rio 

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