[LINK] > If Sir Tim Berners-Lee had his time again he'd probably leave // out.

Sylvano sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Mon Oct 19 11:49:01 AEDT 2009

If you feel so inclined, you can watch and listen to him express his
regrets on the double forward slashes at the following:


It's a bit fuzzy now, but in the past, weren't forward slashes just
slashes and back slashes were referred to as sloshes?


On Mon, October 19, 2009 10:06 am, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>> The two forward slashes at the start of URLs are pretty pointless, says
>> the British scientist who is credited with being the architect of the
>> world wide web.
>> Typing in // has just resulted in people overusing their index fingers,
>> wasting time and using more paper, he has told a technology meeting in
>> Washington.
> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8306515.stm>
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