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mrbongo


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Posted Tue Sep 9th, 2008 7:39pm Post subject: www = depreciated
I enjoyed the pod cast but would like to mention there are motions to depreciate the www prefix:

http://no-www.org/

Details in the above link so I do not need to repeat here, needless to say when I recommend a web site to someone I never use the www as the site almost certainly does not require the four strokes to be typed in before the meat of the url name.

Matt

Can't help on the .co.uk business though.

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CJ22


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Posted Wed Sep 10th, 2008 1:15am Post subject: www = depreciated
I'm reliably informed that the young people call it the Dub Dub Dub, making it wonderfully alliterative: "dub dub dub dot..."

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Nina73


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Posted Wed Sep 10th, 2008 5:56am Post subject: www = depreciated
I was just about to say the same thing, CJ22, but as a fellow Kiwi I have to add that I do believe it is a "down under" thing to say dub dub dub. I like it, though, makes it sound like you're humming

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mrbongo


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Posted Thu Sep 11th, 2008 12:48pm Post subject: www = depreciated
That's interesting, the prouniation is not too far from that used by George W Bush when he pronounces his middle initial W as Dubya.

Maybe he should be depreciated too?

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davidmead


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Posted Thu Sep 25th, 2008 4:40pm Post subject: www = depreciated
I remember the CNET TV show being shown in the UK in the 90's, and they used to use "treble-u" which I liked.

I try to revive every now and again

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TheElephant


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Posted Thu Sep 25th, 2008 6:34pm Post subject: www = depreciated
treble-u has a nice ring to it.

though strictly speaking, shouldn't it be sextuple-v ?

(Ever since hearing the pronunciation of WC in a French lesson, I've wondered why it's double-u in English.)

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revsorg


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Posted Tue Oct 21st, 2008 6:37pm Post subject: www = depreciated
Sorry to be picky but I think you mean deprecated not depreciated.

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WhyGenTom


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Posted Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 6:12am Post subject: www = depreciated
treble-u has a nice ring to it.

though strictly speaking, shouldn't it be sextuple-v ?

(Ever since hearing the pronunciation of WC in a French lesson, I've wondered why it's double-u in English.)

sextuple-v... now that's catchy. And when talking about the internet, somewhat ironic... lol.

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Tim and the id


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Posted Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 7:22pm Post subject: www = depreciated
The reason why in UK we use .co.uk rather than just simply .uk is to allow for other websites to end with .uk that are not created by companies or individuals etc. For example; .co.uk simply means company within the UK, although it can be used by anyone who wishes there website to be concluded by .co.uk (depending on availability and what have you). However, there are also other web address which end in .uk, which which can only be used by certain groups. The two I can think of are government website, which end with .gov.uk such as tfl.gov.uk, and academic institutions, which end with .ac.uk, such as leeds.ac.uk . So, http://www.leeds.gov.uk, http://www.leeds.ac.uk and http://www.leeds.co.uk are the websites for Leeds City Council, The University of Leeds, and (as far as I can tell) a general website.

Rather long winded explanation I know, but I hope it makes sense

Kind regards

Tim Dobson

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amberzak


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Posted Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 11:06pm Post subject: www = depreciated
I don't even say I just say things like stephenfry dot com or yahoo dot co dot uk

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amyl_nitrate


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Posted Fri Oct 24th, 2008 9:05am Post subject: www = depreciated
I don't even say I just say things like stephenfry dot com or yahoo dot co dot uk

Same here. I just assume people will use their brains to work out what they put in front!

Assuming direct control...

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