Thursday, January 07, 2010

N - Backslash backslash a mistake

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the UK scientist who created the World Wide Web, has admitted that two slashes at the front of a web addresses is pointless, the Telegraph reports. Sir Tim, now director of the World Wide Web Consortium, which oversees the web’s development, said that if he had his time again he would leave them out. “Look at all the paper and trees that could have been saved if people had not had to write or type out those slashes on paper over the years—not to mention the human labour and time spent typing those two keystrokes countless millions of times.”

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