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HTML Introduction to HTML and CSS HTML: The Structural Foundation of Web Pages and Applications Anchor Tags

Arjay Jean
Arjay Jean
1,922 Points

Which is preferred, "http://" or "www." ?

As I was trying to add a link into my "href" it only accepted "http://".

Is "www." not accepted/

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,443 Points

The "www" would be part of the domain name, it's not a substitute for a protocol specifier. Some sites begin with "www" but many don't, and some work with or without it. It all depends on how the site owner has configured their DNS (domain name service).

The "http://" is a protocol specifier and must be supplied for operations that require it, regardless what the rest of the name is.