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Folks, URLs use forward-slashes, not back-slashes. Seems like most people say backslash when repeating a URL verbally. I want to strangle them.

(Just practicing up to be a curmudgeon…)
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squashcup From: squashcup Date: December 12th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, that's annoying.

You wanna know what bothers me? When people say "I could care less." Oh, really? Then please go ahead an do so. I, on the other hand, couldn't care less.
kalibra From: kalibra Date: December 14th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I blame Microsoft. MS DOS in particular.

Unix has the slashes going the right way...
gkr From: gkr Date: December 14th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not a matter of the right way or wrong way. The URL slashes go forward.
kalibra From: kalibra Date: December 14th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC) (Link)
But MS slashes all go back, thus training people to think in backslashes, which are MS specific, rather than forwards slashes, which are Unix and Http standards.

So, according to the Http standard, MS is backwards. To perpetuate this left-leaning brainwashing, MS IE accepts backslashes in URLs, even though they get mapped to forward slashes. Which is my hypothesis on why many people will say that URLs have backslashes, without even realizing that they are referring to yet another MS violation of accepted standards.
From: spacemage Date: December 14th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I could care less about back-slashes.
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