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Re: URL Expansion proposal

From: Tony Barry <tony@info.anu.edu.au>
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 17:03:15 +1100
Message-Id: <v02110104ad1e46bb411b@[]>
To: idelrio@abstraction.com (Israel del Rio)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
At 10:57 96/01/14, Israel del Rio wrote:
>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.

This might be fine for the *.com domain but what about the *.com.au and the
other 100+ countries on the web besides the USA?? Also I don't think "com"
is used by all countries to indicate their commercial sector.


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