TBL Apologies for URLs

as_seen_on_http_tshirtTBL, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the WWW, apologized today for including two forward slashes at the beginning of http protocol addresses.

(Yes they are indeed not backslashes)

Apparently these characters were not necessary and he gives no reason for the inclusion except to say “it seemed like a good idea at the time.” Of course it did. Nerd.

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