Where's the problem?
>[...prepend "www." by default, append ".com", prepend http://, &c...]
The default really should be to replace any URL by http://www.altavista.com/.
That would save an awful lot of grief. So Rohit, when will the W3C
Actually, I disagree with everything you suggested.
Then again, my URL is http://pauillac.inria.fr/~harley/
>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"...)