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Clever typography in an ad I just noticed on one of our websites.

Novell ad, and then it hits you://

(remixed from the original banner format so it would all fit here)

Given the ubiquity of http://, it’s funny to see it popping up in other domains. Funnier even that Tim Berners-Lee, who invented all that stuff, regrets the decision to use :// to separate the protocol from the hostname in the original URL specification.

This post first appeared on From the Belly of the Beasts, a weblog from some of the people who build O’Reilly websites.

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