[dns-operations] Why are cnames called "canonical" names?
paul at redbarn.org
Fri Apr 10 02:28:13 UTC 2015
Mark E. Jeftovic wrote:
> The question isn't "which side of a cname is the canonical name", the
> question is "why did they decide to call it 'canonical'" (as opposed to
> calling it some other word than 'canonical' that meant exactly the same
> thing as what 'canonical' means.
> regular (adjective)
> accustomed, average, chronic, common, commonplace, constant, continual, conventional, customary, cyclical, epochal, everyday, familiar, frequent, general, habitual, metronomic, monotonous, mundane, normal, ordinary, orthodox, periodic, predominating, prevailing, recurrent, regular, rhythmic, routine, standard, steady, stock, traditional, universal, usual.
> ritualistic (adjective)
> Eucharistic, ceremonial, liturgical, ritual, ritualistic, sacramental.
i don't like any of those more than "canonical" for this meaning. what do you have in mind?
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