This could be a really great web
page so you might want to know what the main site looks
like or who the owner is.
A forward slash / is the
equivalent of a directory. The main site in the example
above is www.k12science.org
which is the root directory where all other web pages
and directories stem from.
If you would like to know
what is in each higher level directory, simply delete
everything before the first / in your browser and hit
You will either get a web page
or if the directory does not have an index page (index.html
or index.htm) than a listing of all the directories
files will be shown. Some sites don't like people to do
that so you might find yourself being redirected to
If you type in an non-existent directory for a site you will receive an error message
in your browser or a custom error page, where a site
operator know that people type in the wrong directory
often and has designed custom pages to tell you that you
are not supposed to be there.