Re: Wascally Wubble Woos

Robert Harley (
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 16:33:02 +0200

Name: World Wide Web
Nick-name: "the Web"
Acronym: www
Nick-acronym: "three dub"

Where's the problem?

>[...prepend "www." by default, append ".com", prepend http://, &c...]

The default really should be to replace any URL by
That would save an awful lot of grief. So Rohit, when will the W3C
standardize this?

Actually, I disagree with everything you suggested.
Then again, my URL is

>The other bit of this I love (hate?) is that 'w' is not even a letter
>in all Latin-based alphabets! Pity the poor Italians, for example [...]

Or the French... neither w nor k were in the alphabet initially, but
then people imported the word "weekend"! (Because it's so much shorter
than "fin de semaine"...)