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

Peter Bowditch peter at ratbags.com
Tue Oct 20 08:50:15 AEDT 2009

Rachel said:

> On Mon, 19 Oct 2009, 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.
> Funny.  I thought it was just a completely natural extension of the 
> UNIX PATH scheme.

It's also the convention in Windows for specifying a path on a different 
machine (although the slashes go the other way).

It always seemed natural to me.

Peter Bowditch
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