Mozilla 1.1 Released
Monday August 26th, 2002
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#123 Re: less DNS lookups
Friday August 30th, 2002 7:24 AM
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The problem is that in the corporate world that Netscape is, at least partially aiming for, and for web developers running their own web servers "zdnet" is a perfectly valid web server name.
In IE it would use the PCs own NetBIOS/WINS and domain/workgroup lookup tables to determine if a "non-standard" intranet server name such as that exists before automically addding a ".com" and checking with DNS.
Whereas in Mozilla which doesn't tie itself into Microsoft's proprietary domain architecture it can't predict that a particular address is unlikely to be valid until ity checks with the DNS, this is really the right way to do it, I know I'll be p***ed off if Moz starts assuming every intranet address I type in should be converted to ".com" (especially as I'm in the UK).