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Rule n° 211 - The address of the website and of its subdomains works with and without a www prefix.

When typing directly into the domain.com format, some browsers turn to http//www.domaine.com, others to http://domaine.com. It frequently happens that the latter address returns an error, even on very large sites. Think about it.

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Goal

  • Allow users to reach the site’s homepage, even if they forget to enter the “www” prefix.
  • Reduce the energy impact related to the consultation of the site.

Implementation

Configure the server so that it manages addresses without www (routing).

Control

On some of the pages checked:

  • Remove the prefix “www” in the address of the page, within the URL bar of your browser;
  • Check that you still have access to the website.

Warning: some browsers hide the www prefix by default. The test should therefore be done by adding http:// or https:// in front of the address while omitting the prefix, for example: https://opquast.com.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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