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Am I stupid? Can you actually not use http:// in web browser

Discussion in 'Domain Names' started by ReachConnectionSolutions, Jul 7, 2009.

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    I ran a web design company in Toronto, and today I was dumbfounded when one of my client dropped out of our support service because she didn't like it when she visits her website on a browser say IE, Firefox, or whatever, there is always http://

    she emails me and told me her friend can disable the http:// in the browser by "turning off wild card". I told her that you have to use "http://" because that it is the rule of how internet protocols work.

    she didn't believe me, told me that her friend will fix it for her.


    then later on during the day, I was trying to write an article on my blog about Bing, I found this comment from http://searchengineland.com/microsofts-new-bing-search-engine-now-live-in-preview-20294

    I notice bing.com redirects to http://www.bing.com. 
    Would have thought they’d take advantage of a shortener url.
    
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    At this point, I thought either people in this world are just really dumb or there exist such a thing as a "wildcard" where you can turn off the "http://" when you browse the internet.
     
  2. ReachConnectionSolutions

    ReachConnectionSolutions Peon

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    #2
    can somebody please tell me?
     
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    Gotta say, I'm with you on this one. If there is no http, how would the browser know it's not https, ftp, smb or something else? HOWEVER, it really wouldn't surprise me a bit though if IE does some stupid "convenience" hiding of things that are "scary". I wouldn't sweat this, the browser needs this direction and these people are mislead.
     
    scott212, Jul 8, 2009 IP
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    GMROCKS Active Member

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    I believe IE8 fades the rest of the URL except for the domain...
     
    GMROCKS, Jul 8, 2009 IP
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    my client is saying that you dont have to see the "http://" at all. i know it fades aways, but she is so dumb to think that the http:// would not even appear at all
     
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    I can't believe some people out there are so uneducated about this subject. this is something so trivial.

    what really got me upset was that I was trying to explain to her that http:// is part of internet protocol. she thought that i was lying to her, said her friend can fix it for her and hanged up on the phone on me. so unbelievable
     
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    She sounds like a PITA.
     
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    pubdomainshost.com Peon

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    Best option would be to open her site in a new window and removing the address bar from display :) Win Win for you!!!
     
    pubdomainshost.com, Jul 10, 2009 IP
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    You can even take out the "www."
    Ask her try typing "google.com" in her address bar. :)
     
    laguna1811, Jul 10, 2009 IP
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    I think they are talking about how it goes to http://www.bing.com instead of http://bing.com (without the www).
     
    Dreamerr, Jul 11, 2009 IP
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    BigTraffixdotcom Banned

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    to answer ur question there's something server side that has to be changed. On my old proxy site i had the same problem, but i was using DNS redirect to the domain via a free nameserver company. I forgot how to fix this (sorry not to much help) but i assure u its server side, and it doesnt have anything to do with the browser, atleast not with mine it didnt.
     
    BigTraffixdotcom, Jul 11, 2009 IP
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    i have no idea, most people on the net are not very illiterate to the technology behind them
     
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    #13
    Your customer is:

    A) incorrect
    B) an idiot
    C) not worth having as a customer.

    It's not worth your time to deal with people like that. Focus on sane customers for whom you can provide good service and earn fair pay in return.
     
    SmallPotatoes, Jul 19, 2009 IP
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    Reubensu Peon

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    #14
    You can actually take out the http://

    I make a fool out of myself at one point but its only to my brother, such a thing does exist.
     
    Reubensu, Jul 21, 2009 IP