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Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

A URL is the "address" of a document, image, sound, video clip or other resource on the World Wide Web.

This is a complete URL:

These are its parts: Notice that the file name in this URL has some upper case letters. On the Web, upper and lower case letters in a file name are often treated as different characters, so "urlparts.html" might not work.

URL Scheme: [protocol][host][file]

URL Examples

HTML Documents & HTTP Servers

HTML Documents & HTTP Servers

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (http)

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Forms Processing and the Common Gateway Interface

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Last Updated: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 22:05:01 GMT