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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [ #1262331] (inactive Linux distributions)

From: Matias Fonzo
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] [ #1262331] (inactive Linux distributions)
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:14:09 -0300

On Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:47:04 +0100
Jean Louis <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 11:29:52AM -0500, Therese Godefroy via RT
> wrote:
> > > Description", if the intention is to read the full description
> > > from website project.  
> > 
> > Done.
> >    
> > > Also, to keep more uniform the links for the project websites, it
> > > would be good if starts with 'www.' for the links that do not
> > > have it.  
> > 
> > I checked all the links. They all correspond to the URL you
> > actually get. Several of them don't have www. The only one I
> > changed is -->
> > (but the
> > redirection is automatic anyway). I also changed http to https when
> > https did work.  
> Please note that there is absolutely no rule by
> standards that a website shall have "www." as
> subdomain name.
> Website may respond only with its domain name,
> such as or with any subdomain as
> and need not have www at all.

For the most cases out there, you don't want to left the prefix
for 'www' ;-)

> So it is incorrest to say "it would be good if
> links start with 'www'" -- for links which do not
> have eventually www, if they have it alright, but
> one shall have the link that distribution author
> designates, and if it has no www, than no www
> shall be used.

I don't know which sites are supporting the prefix, I was trying to
make a simple suggestion to make it look more "formal".

> It is a host name, and that host name may be
> there, may be not, it may be used as plain domain
> name or with any host name.
> So assumption that www exists is incorrect. One
> must ask the website owner which hostname they
> wish to use.
> Jean

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