David A. Wheeler's Blog

Wed, 26 Sep 2018

Removing www prefix on this website due to Chrome nonsense

The Chrome web browser is starting to lie to users about the URL you are viewing, for example, by removing “www.” if it is a prefix. I do not like this, because I think it is dangerous to tell people incorrect information. I’ve had a website for a very long time, and when I started it, the recommended practice was to use “www.” prefixes for websites… so that is what I have been doing. Since I cannot prevent Chrome from lying, and I want people to accurately see name of the website they are looking at, I’m going to switch this site’s standard name to be “dwheeler.com” instead of “www.dwheeler.com”. That will not fix the problem for other sites, but it will fix it for this one. I will set up a redirection and slowly switch some links to the new name.

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