Tim Berners-Lee: Sorry about the slashes

Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the World Wide Web, doesn't have a lot of regrets about his creation, but one thing does nag at him: the slashes -- specifically, those two slashes that come after the colon that comes after "http" at the beginning of Web addresses. Although they reflected the Unix filesystem on which HTTP addressing was based, he claims he could have fairly easily done without them; nevertheless, they "seemed like a good idea at the time."

[ via BBC News ]

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