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Re: Web typo-correction (Re: Sitefinder II, the sequel...)
Thus spake "Edward B. DREGER" <[email protected]>
(Note that I've not examined OpenDNS's offering, so I'm _not_ pretending to comment on what they do.)
Ever used Word or Outlook? They annoyingly "fix" words as you type
without offering multiple choices or even alerting the user that they're doing
it. I've learned to re-read what I write several times now because I've been
burned too many times by jargon being "corrected" to unrelated "real"
words -- but I type "teh" and similar things often enough I can't afford to
turn the feature off. (And my employer requires me to use those apps, so all you anti-MS folks please sit back down)
OpenDNS's typo-fixing service can supposedly be turned off, but I don't see
how that would work when you have multiple users behind a NAT or a recursive server. There also may be hidden problems if an ISP pushes all
of their users onto this service and the users have no clue they've been
"opted in" or how to opt back out (and we all know how well "opt out"
systems work for email in general).
Return an A RR that points <correction service>-controlled system. Said system examines HTTP "Host" header, then returns a page listing multiple possibilities.
I'm generally ignoring other protocols to limit the discussion scope. However, one can see how SMTP and FTP might be similarly handled. (IMHO not as good as a SRV-ish system that could return NXDOMAIN per service, but actually somewhat usable today.)
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