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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Handling Routes in Node.js Home Route

Jon Hampson
Jon Hampson
10,990 Points

/ for Home

Hello.

Could someone give me a quick overview of why the server needs to see a '/' to denote the Home route instead of "" (since users would not put '/' into their url for a home page). Is it just server convention?

2 Answers

Stephen Layton
Stephen Layton
8,643 Points

/ is considered the root directory of the server. This convention comes from Unix/Linux file systems as far as I know.

Jon Hampson
Jon Hampson
10,990 Points

Makes sense, thanks Stephen.