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LavaTheif
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I don't even remember why the teacher asked us this as it was a first aid class, but it pops into my head every now and then.

Teacher: "What's the first three letters in any website address?"

Me:"htt?"
Everyone else: "www"

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  • 1
    Stupidos)
  • 0
    Is that a question?
  • 17
    Most of my sites don't even work with www.

    😅
  • 3
    i'm not sure what the official stance is, but i don't think protocol name counts as part of the website name, since websites are a feature of only one protocol?
  • 4
    The term "website address" is not well defined. It may be interpreted as the website's URL or the website's hostname + path.
    But in the latter case, the question has no true answer, as there is at least one website with a host name starting with "www" and at least one website having a host name not starting with "www".
    So if you give the benefit of doubt, "website address" has to be a synonym for "URL" and therefore "htt" has to be the correct answer.
  • 9
    I came into web development from a networking (and unrelated: game dev) background, so to me a “website address” is its IP address. Everything else is just sugar.
  • 2
    @linuxxx And this is on purpose. I find the www. thing bullshit in this day and age.
  • 0
    @linuxxx I never fully understood the purpose of the www (I'm young). Was it a standard way of specifying listening http host on a domain? If so, why (when I say why I don't mean why "www")?
  • 0
    @linuxxx I used to think like that, but now I have a subdomain of pxeger.com for each of my services, e.g. storage.pxeger.com, etc., and my main website/blog is the www one. It seems to be the industry standard, e.g. Google does it for their "main" service (Search).
  • 2
    @chabad360 domain names were used a lot more commonly for things other than HTTP (obviously they still are today, but the most common usage is that), so you'd have maybe ftp.example.com, mail.example.com, and www.example.com.
  • 1
    @pxeger I honestly don't care if it's an industry standard. I find it bullshit to use nowadays so I simply don't :)
  • 0
    @WildPotato You have no idea.

    I left the game industry because of absolutely epic burnout. It lasted for well over two years after I left. While I absolutely do miss it, I very much doubt I will ever go back.
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