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Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 13:04:08 +0200
From: Luca Barbato <>
Subject: Re: musl 0.9.5 release and new website

On 9/16/12 5:35 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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
>, 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...

Fine for me then =)


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