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How did slashes become the standard path separators for URLs?

My answer to How did slashes become the standard path separators for URLs? on Quora

I’m going to take an educated guess and say it’s because of unix file system conventions. Early web servers mapped the URL to a path on disk inside the document root—this is still how most static sites work today.

This is How did slashes become the standard path separators for URLs? by Simon Willison, posted on 10th February 2012.

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