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As a legitimate use of the link, consider the explanation for the nodejs hello world example:

% node example.js
Server running at http://127.0.0.1:1337/

To describe what to do next, the natural explanation is "go to http://127.0.0.1:1337/", but linking to that url is prohibited. Any particular reason for the ban?

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Probably because people kept making the mistake of saying:

My webpage isn't displaying correctly, it looks like this: http://localhost/my-broken-page.html

And then they get a dozen comments telling them that link is useless for everyone except them. There's no reason to actually make a link to that; in the case where you need to talk about it for some reason, you can use http://localhost/ instead of an actual link

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