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Glossary definition of URL

Glossary definition of URL

Also known as: Uniform Resource Locator

URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a formatted text describing the location of a resource, typically accessible over a TCP / IP network. The term URL is usually thought of in terms of web pages, web sites, and other internet content, although it can describe pretty much any resource available over a network-streamed radio and video, atomic clock times, printers, VOIP, and more.

A URL must follow the format: protocol: / / hostname / parameters-for example, http : / / www. / Phones / represents connecting to over HTTP, and requesting the page under Phones using whatever method is defined by the protocol, in this case HTTP.

Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are a subset of URIs, which are Unique Resource Identifiers. There is more on the use of a URI and URL in RFC 2396 ; more informationcan be foundat the Internet Engineering TaskForce