Chromium's "trivial" subdomains: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=881410
This seems awfully shortsighted.
@fribbledom hmm, someone brought this up in my computer networking class and the professor said... it wasn't important??
It is a problem for anyone who cares about DNS and/or security. Maybe your professor doesn't belong to either group
@DialMforMara are you asking why both versions (with www. and without) are "allowed" to map to different locations? if so, i like barely know this from a class i'm in right now, but basically people came up with all this stuff when the concept of networks, much less the internet, were known only to a few! so they didn't necessarily know that so many domains would use the www. subdomain
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