What it is and why there is a page about: blank

Have you noticed the page about: blank, or have you ever wondered about the purpose of having such a page?

Most of you have defined a particular page as your browser home page. There are also those who define the about: blank instead of a page, in other words they have chosen a blank webpage.

Finally, is it just a blank web site or does it serve a purpose ?. Is it just a blank page that is embedded in some web browsers?about: blank

According to the above, a blank page like about: blank in the original can make the opening of your browser much faster. So you will not have to wait to load the original you are using. But it is not only that.

Let's see how the page about: blank

This page is set for internal use of the web browser. It comes from Netscape Navigator, the browser launched by Mozilla Firefox. This includes about: blank.

According to the IETF RFC 6694 (Internet Engineering Task Force):

The “about” URI Scheme


This document describes the “about” URI scheme, which is widely used
by Web browsers and some other applications to designate access to
their internal resources, such as settings, application information,
hidden built-in functionality, and so on.

About: blank is intended for a blank page for internal use, such as settings, application information, hidden features, etc.

Note, however, that about: blank because it is a blank internal page, and does not depend on any external sources, serves as a basis for measuring (or measuring) links and slow systems.

Do you know something different? We will be glad to see it in the comments.

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