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Digital Literacy How the Web Works The World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and URLs

How and why Full and clean URL goes to the same page?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

:warning: Warning: Visiting the second link shown above will register your originating IP with the provider, and reduce your allowed free previews of the service by one.

Do not understand the following: Warning: Visiting the second link shown above will register your originating IP with the provider, and reduce your allowed free previews of the service by one. Please explain

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

To say it another way, you get "charged" for looking at the page.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,967 Points

For me, those links go to different pages, but it's possible that they go to the same place for you. The server can be programmed to use various sources of information, including a history of previous requests from the same IP, as a way to generate redirections to a specific other page. This is probably done as part of a marketing strategy.