thought I saw a message on this before, but didn't find any follow-ups.
How about a MIME-header element Server-Name: ?
The client would send it to the server and tell it the hostname
part of the URL that is the current request.
This would allow to have ONE server, many logical areas and
with some CNAMEs still the advantage of "simple" URLs like
http://www.host1.domain1/ and http://www.host2.domain2/ both
pointing to the same server but different logical areas.
I think this will also be important for service providers that
manage several WWW areas for several companies on one machine and
with one server.
Shouldn't be too hard to implement I think. :)
-- ______________________________________________________________________________ Markus Stumpf Markus.Stumpf@Informatik.TU-Muenchen.DE http://www.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~stumpf/