[development] The www-subdomain (WAS: Re: Patching settings.php)

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Fri Aug 4 16:11:06 UTC 2006

Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:
> You say that like DNS isn't flexible enough to handle www at
> http://example.com and mail.example.com records on different IPs.  I
> have several such installations.  This is pretty off-topic, but it's
> worth being right about the technical details if we're going to use
> them for the basis of drupal's behavior.

No, I'm saying that 'example.com' may not exists just for the web. I 
didn't say anything about flexibility, I'm talking about allocation of 

I have mail.example.com
I have ns.example.com
I have gopher.example.com (Ok I don't actually but maybe I might)
I have news.example.com

Why does the WWW service get promoted directly to example.com?

To save people from typing www. a bunch? Because 'www.' costs a lot of 
money in advertising? C'mon. The reasons that guy gives are utterly 
spurious. These are hardly valid.

> Personally I'm with Freso - I see no point in the www and feel that
> the site should silently drop it if a user inserts it (much like
> drupal.org does).

-1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1

MY domain. MY choice. I respect your choice to set your domain up the 
way you like. Force me to do this and I'll turn into a green monster and 
rampage all over you. This' *E VIL*.

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