Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:35:09 -0400 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: musl 0.9.5 release and new website On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 04:05:05PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote: > On 09/15/2012 03:53 PM, Szabolcs Nagy wrote: > > i would http redirect the non 'www.' prefixed host > > to the 'www.' prefixed one > > please do the opposite, cargo culting www is terrible. I disagree on this one. If the domain _IS_ a website (think facebook.com, etc.) then I agree it's perfectly reasonable, and probably aesthetically nicer, to have the base domain without www be the primary name for the website. But if the domain corresponds to some project, organization, brand, product, etc. that's not a website itself, then www.[whatever].[tld] serves to identify it as "the _webserver_ for [whatever]", alongside other possible servers like the git server, the ftp server, etc. The idea of using different domain names for each of them is that you can transparently move them to different machines without breaking urls. Using a redirecting webserver on the base domain name doesn't really conflict with this principle since it's not something that would need to be moved; it's a very low-load service that's only hit when someone lazy types the url by hand... Rich
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