why www?

Ray Stell (stellr@smyrna.cc.vt.edu)
Wed, 13 Dec 1995 13:16:56 -0500 (EST)

I guess I am missing something, but why do urls generally
contain the string www?

How doe the string help? I don't see it. I would
think it rare that a url would be used without http://
up front, so where is the functionality of www?
Isn't http://www.whatever sort of like the Department of
Redundancy Department?

Forgive me, but it just looks like excess baggage, perhaps
there is meaning there and I missed the point. It happens.
Ray Stell stellr@vt.edu (540) 231-4109 KE4TJC 28^D