On Jul 24, 2011, at 3:33 AM, Mark Andrews wrote:
How do you solve the problem of hosting just "http://example.com/"
on "s1.joes-web-service.com" and not redirect everything else at
example.com? People have been complaining about this for about as
long as the web has existed.
Well, in a way, that's what NAPTR was for. All of the UR
i resolution mechanisms (equally applicable to DNS-based URIs) that were
developed and never really used grew out of the original realization in the
early 1990s that CERN could stop hosting the original web pages if it wanted
to, and there was no way to keep those links from going stale.
The problem never went away, but the DNS-based solutions were defined a long
time ago and never used. By now, I think the market has long since decided.
For better or worse, the mechanism the market chose to use with the web was
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