Re: search engine switcheroo

On Tue, 4 Mar 1997, Matt Digan wrote:

> I'm running Netscape 3.01 on a Mac PowerPC. Sometimes when I type just
> "altavista" in the location or "Go to:" field, instead of
> www.altavista.com, www.webdirectory.com appears. 

If I type "altavista" I get:


which is *not* the search engine, but is the expected outcome, because
Netscape seems to consistently resolve "somename" to "www.somename.com".
Try "cnn" or "aol". I have no idea why you get the search engine when you
type just "altavista". (I tried "altavista.digital" but that wouldn't

I'm using 3.0 for Win3.1.


   W. John MacMullen............................http://ils.unc.edu/~macmw

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