When typesetting URLs in LaTeX using the
url package, they are set in a mono space font by default. While I just accepted that as a fact for a long time, I am now starting to wonder why?
In Browsers, for example, the URL in the address bar is also not monospace. It does not make the link more readable, in my opinion rather on the contrary. The only explanation I can come up with is that it sets the link apart from the remeaining text. But honestly, even that sometimes looks a bit obstrusive.
So is the reasons really just to set links apart from the text?