What fun from a Macintosh SE

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Aug 20 14:28:04 2004

On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Jules Richardson wrote:

> A quick test just now (using Opera; the previous time would have been IE
> - version 4 probably - in a work environment) shows that this is still
> the case. I'm not sure if it's Opera being clever and guessing at stuff
> to stick on the front and end of whatever's in the address bar, or a
> function of some transparent web proxy somewhere within my ISP.

I thought IE assumes you mean "www.kkk.com" if you just type in "kkk", but
I just tested that theory and it didn't work in IE6. I was pretty sure it
used to work this way.

> I think I'd much rather things to work such that the address I type in
> either resolves to something or comes back with nothing. Oh, and for
> advertisers to actually give the full address - I've seen cases before
> where they leave off such as the 'www' expecting your browser to add it
> for you.

Or they forgot to point the basic domain name to their webserver in DNS.

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