Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by edesignuk, Oct 14, 2009.
Damn pesky slashes!
if it wasn't on the BBC, I could have sworn that it was an Onion article.
Slashes have never caused me any grief... yet.
meh, whats c/p for?
You know in the scheme of things, I've really not given the slashes any thought or regard.
I'll accept Berners-Lee apology on the grounds he'll not do that again
It's the WWW that someone needs to apologise for - an acronym that takes longer to say than the words it's an acronym for.
He could be in need of a damn good slashing.
</lame joke, just came to mind. seemed like a good idea at the time>
Apparently you've never tried to help out computer illiterate people over the phone
"OK, type in h t t p forward slash forward slash"
"Is that the one above the enter key?"
"No, it's the one to the left of the shift key"
"There's nothing to the left of my shift key. I have a Z to the right but nothing to the left"
"No, the other shift key"
"What other shift key"
"The one on the right"
"So I type in h t t p z z?"
"No, you have 2 shift keys, one on the left, one on the right"
"On the right I have minus, plus and enter"
"No, the right of the letters, not the number pad"
"I think I see it. So that's h t p p forward slash w w w right?"
"No, h t t p forward slash forward slash w w w"
"You said forward slash twice, is that right?"
"Okay, I have h t t p forward slash forward slash w w w now what?"
"Type in the word dot?"
"No, press the period key. It's the dot"
"Where's that at?"
"To the left of the forward slash"
Never really thought about it until now. Apology accepted Mr. Berners-Lee.
Thank you for that.
Can't Al Gore just get rid of them all?
I can't honestly say it bothers me but then I never type it. A modern browser understands google.com means http://www.google.com
You don't even need to put in the .com in most browsers now. I just typed "overstock" into my address bar and got to the right place.
^^ Some browsers still search from the location bar, though right? Do they check the dot-com first, or just go to the first "I feel lucky" domain?
I don't mind the slashes, because as some have said, I never type them. Firefox does the CMD-Enter to add "www." and ".com" around a word, and simply typing whatevs.com is easy enough.
never had any issues with the whole http:// typos, it's a fliud movement across the keyboard, even now i barely use it firefox allows for just typing something associated, like " hotmail " or photobucket and it'll find the link it thinks your after, which is usually the correct one
This man has kind of invented internet... or contributed at least. Gosh it's almost a God for me !
heh That's why I always say "double u's dot...". Or "Wuh wuh wuh.."
The article makes it sound like he created the internet, because everyone associated the term "world wide web" to the internet as a whole. Actually that was the name of the first HTML "web" browser. Just sayin...
Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
He created a web browser. The internet started as a DARPA communications network.
Yeah, this is the British spin on things. As far as the UK is concerned, Berners-Lee invented the WWW, or for that matter, the internet.
It's macrumors.com not www.macrumors.com. That's 4 extra charictors on there. My site never uses the www. variant. If you go to it with the www. it doesn't redirect to the non www. it just does next link.
Who even started the whole www. thing anyway?
It's not a "spin" so to speak, just pointing out the internet as we know it today is down to the work of Tim Berners-Lee. He developed the first "web" browser for NeXT Step. Without which there would be no Mac OS X either!
How is that not anything but spin? I'm not saying it's not true or that he doesn't deserve credit but between the pond and the channel, Berners-Lee gets more credit for "the internet as we know it" than he does anywhere else.
I used the internet for a lot of things before first being introduced to http via NCSA Mosaic in 1993 (and hypertext long before then, back when I was junior high) so for me, the web is but just one slice of the pie.
My first internet experience was on the Cleveland Freenet through an Apple //e with a green-screen monochrome display sometime around 1991ish.
Soon after that our computer lab got their hands on a single Mac (a Mac II IIRC). I was totally blown away with "teh internets".
Wee Willie Winkie.