Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Techsplanation wanted

Would anyone care to explain why, when I enter http// in Firefox (i.e. without the colon before the slashes), I get redirected to microsoft.com? Does this work for anyone else? Apparently it doesn't matter what I enter after the slashes either, so any broken link that misses the colon out will automagically bounce to MS.

Firefox conspiracy? Or Internet conspiracy? Or some "natural" explanation?


Anonymous said...

If firefox can't work out what you're talking about it does a Google I'm Feeling Lucky search. Turns out that Microsoft is the first hit for http. Maybe because google detects it in urls and maybe because more people link to Microsoft than anywhere else.

Scribe said...

Ahhh, that makes sense. My paranoia got in the way of remembering-how-Firefox-works ;)