A LIGHT has been shone on one of the great mysteries of the internet. What is the point of the two forward slashes that sit directly infront of the "www" in every internet website address?
The answer, according to the British scientist who created the world wide web, is that there isn’t one.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who wrote the code that transformed a private computer network into the web two decades ago, has finally come clean about the about the infuriating // that internet surfers have cursed so frequently.
The physicist admitted that if he had his time again, he might have made a change, or more specifically, two.
“Really, if you think about it, it doesn’t need the //. I could have designed it not to have the //”, he said, speaking at a symposium on the future of technology in Washington DC last week.
From : australianit.news.com.au