Re: search engine switcheroo

Yep, netscape will do a sort of auto-resolve of any word you type in that
line to www.anyword.com. It's a nice shortcut. You're right, though, it
won't resolve anything more than one word (like altavista.digital for
example.) I wonder if it's something wrong with that feature that pulls up
webdirectory instead of altavista technologies. It's weird because while
I'm watching the location line, "www.altavista.com" flashes there once,
and then "www.webdirectory.com" appears and the webdirectory page is
loaded. I still suspect alias conspiracy and intrigue!


On Tue, 4 Mar 1997, W. John MacMullen wrote:

> 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:
> 	http://www.altavista.com/
> 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
> resolve.)
> I'm using 3.0 for Win3.1.
> John
>    W. John MacMullen............................http://ils.unc.edu/~macmw