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    World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    Quote Originally Posted by BBC News
    The forward slashes at the beginning of internet addresses have long annoyed net users and now the man behind them has apologised for using them.

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has confessed that the // in a web address were actually "unnecessary".

    He told the Times newspaper that he could easily have designed URLs not to have the forward slashes.

    "There you go, it seemed like a good idea at the time," he said.

    He admitted that when he devised the web, almost 30 years ago, he had no idea that the forward slashes in every web address would cause "so much hassle".

    His light-hearted apology even had a green angle as he accepted that having to add // to every address had wasted time, printing and paper.

    Sir Tim is currently director of the World Wide Web Consortium and he is also working with the UK government to help open up access to government data.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8306631.stm

    I like the http://, it makes http://youtube.com more clearer than http::youtube.com
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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    How are / such a hassle?

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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    I reckon the foward slash looks cool in front of website names.
    Plus, I don't see how they're a hassle. It's as simple as pressing a button.
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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    Meh, I just type "www.example.com", but I still love these double slashs.

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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    I like http:// ...

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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    hmm

    //
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    http://
    http:\\

    doesn't make a difference to me...


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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    Am I the only person on Earth who just types address and domain name?

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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    Quote Originally Posted by Chimaera
    Am I the only person on Earth who just types address and domain name?

    Like this?

    darkdemon.org
    If so, you're not alone. I do it every now and then lol.
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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    Modern browsers barely need anything. For example, you can just type 'darkdemon' and it would bring you here.

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    Re: World Wide Web's inventor apologises for http://

    Quote Originally Posted by V3ex
    Modern browsers barely need anything. For example, you can just type 'darkdemon' and it would bring you here.
    How does it know which site though? There can be a darkdemon.com, or darkdemon.info, darkdemon.net, darkdemon.gov...
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