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The Unnecessary Slashes

Before you read this article, I suggest (if you haven't already) that you read my World Wide Web article.

The creator of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has recently confessed that the two slashes at the start of web addresses are unnecessary.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee says that he could have designed URLs not to have the two forward slashes, but he said that "it seemed like a good idea at the time". Little did he know that today, billions of web pages would be using these slashes. Although these slashes only take up bites of storage data, when you put all of the unnecessary slashes together, they take up a huge amounts of space!

In his apology to the world, Berners-Lee also took a green angle, and accepted that having to add // to every address had wasted time, printing and paper.

It does seem a bit ridiculous, but I though I would raise your awareness of this matter, so every time you have to type // at the beginning of a web address, you know who to blame!

Links: The World Wide Web

Posted By: Christopher (Admin)
Date posted: 15th November 2009

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