I decided to figure out how many times I could fit my name “Feross” in one URL, with each “Feross” serving a different function. Here is my result:

http://feross.feross.org/feross/feross.feross?feross=feross#feross

If you remove a single “feross” from the URL, then you fail and don’t get to see the secret stuff hidden at this location!

Can you name all the feross’s?

Every one serves a different function in the URL.

In order, they are:

  • subdomain
  • domain name
  • TLD - top level domain (technically, there isn’t a .feross …yet!)
  • folder
  • file name
  • file extension
  • “get” parameter
  • “get” value
  • URL anchor (or hash)

Yay for procrastination! Ok, back to studying for finals!

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Feross Aboukhadijeh Hey, thanks for reading! I'm Feross Aboukhadijeh, a programmer, designer, teacher, and mad scientist. I am currently building WebTorrent, a streaming BitTorrent client for the browser, powered by WebRTC. In my free time, I work on StudyNotes, a website to help students study better and get into college.

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