[thelist] URLs on Stationary without "www."

John C Bullas (soton.ac.uk relay) jcbullas at nildram.co.uk
Tue Feb 10 10:20:41 CST 2004

At 16:11 10/02/2004, you wrote:
>Is it OK to leave off the www. when listing a URL on a stationary set.  For
>instance, is it OK to list a URL as product.domain.com as opposed to www.
>product.domain.com?  I believe that most browsers know how to handle the URL
>without typing in the www in the address filed.  Any thoughts, is this right

not sure about that.... always thought only the http:// was optional?

what about ftp.etc.com (etc?) does the browser "assume" you mean "www"

>or wrong, acceptable or not?

most people will assume there is a www in front if they don't see it

some domains will be set up to allow it without
or without

lots won't

people don't expect http://lalalal.com to work

best err on this side of who reads your letters
or set your webpage to work both ways :0



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