Reason for escaping forward slashes in settings_data.json?

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Hi there, 

 

I am wondering if anyone knows why the default theme (Debut) settings_data.json file is escaping forward slashes? For example: "social_facebook_link": "https:\/\/www.facebook.com\/placeholder" ? Are the escapes necessary? My theme is running fine without those in the settings_data.json file, however I would like to confirm that all is well without the escapes.

 

Thank you

Danny

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