Re: The 120,000 mile ticket

CobraBoy (
Fri, 22 May 1998 07:07:52 -0700

At 12:16 AM -0700 5/22/98, Ron Resnick came up with this:

> On another topic, can FoRKers confirm this, and possibly explain
> to me what is going on?
> Type "yahoo", just like that, no "www", no ".com",
> in your browser address pane.
> See where it takes you. At first I thought this was a
> Netscape easter egg built into the browser itself (Communicator 4.04).
> But then I tried it in IE (3.02) with the same result.
> It seems to actually be going out to resolve. What kind of DNS
> resolution is that?? Particularly with the strange html it pulls up?

This has gone on with Netscape for a while. I believe Keith D. first
pointed this out. Mozilla assumes the http://www and .com after you type in
a name. So you just have to type in Apple, or Ford, or Microsoft etc.

A couple of other interesting things that it will do.

If there is no .com it will find a .net or .org. Although I don't know in
which order it looks.

If you type something with an "and" (without the quotes) it goes to a
search engine. I was trying to go to "Road and Track" magazine. So I typed
roadandtrack and it launched a search engine.

Missy also does this in some sort of way although not as smoothly as
Mozilla. (what else is new...)



Go sell crazy somewhere else, we're full up here. ...Nicholson

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