Isn't it possible for ebay to use mod-rewrite to resolve the issue, so ebay.com is the same as www.ebay.com or does mod-rewrite only work for ...com/directory ? > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org > [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Erik Mattheis > Sent: December 13, 2001 12:52 AM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: RE: [thelist] home page max size > > > One caveat: some browsers get screwed up on cookies, leaving the > developer the choice of setting a cookie for .domain.com and > www.domain.com - or refreshing to either the www or [no www] and then > reading/setting the cookie. > > > > From: Gerd Baumann <gb at inetwire.com> > >> > >> > don't use it... in fact, refuse to use any site that > instead of > > >> accepting the URL without the "www," it *refreshes* me to the > > >> "www"-prepended version... > >> > >> Aardvark, would you care to elaborate or do you have > >> any links on this topic? Just interested. > > > >go to http://ebay.com/... > > > >it displays a page with the URL with the "www," instead of > just taking > >you to the site... why? > > > >i don't type in the "www" anymore... it really isn't > needed... back in > >the old days, you needed it to get to the right port or > machine (since > >there could be telnet.foo.com, gopher.foo.com, ftp.foo.com, > >mail.foo.com, etc...) because there were so many options, with the > >added benefit of knowing the protocol... > -- > > __________________________________________ > - Erik Mattheis > > (612) 377 2272 > http://goZz.com/ > > __________________________________________ > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !