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Re: URL Expansion proposal

From: Israel del Rio <idelrio@abstraction.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jan 1996 23:36:37 -0700
Message-Id: <199601140636.XAA00694@teal.csn.net>
To: tony@info.anu.edu.au (Tony Barry)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Okay, browsers could map the second asterisk to ".com." if
followed by a recognized country code; or to ".com/" if there is
no following name or the name following is not a country code.
A commercial domain in Australia would look as *companyname*au

My proposal is based on the assumption that commercial sites would
follow a strict naming convention in order to gain the benefit of
advertising a simplified address. If they don't; they can always 
advertise the full URL just as they do today.

On Sun, 14 Jan 1996, tony@info.anu.edu.au (Tony Barry) wrote:
>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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