Uniform Resource Locators

© 2001 Walt Howe
(last updated 2 May 2001)

Uniform Resource Locators (URL).
Web browsers use a form of addressing called the Uniform Resource Locator or URL. There are URL formats for the various types of resources on the nets. The most basic form is this:

type-of-resource://domain.address:port/path/filename

The only required part is the type-of-resource and the domain address. The other parts depend on the specific type and resource. Here are some examples:

http://www.christmasarchives.com
http://www.hopetillman.com/findqual.html
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

gopher://gopher.tc.umn.edu:70/11/

telnet://mud.oro.net:4000/

ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-hierarchy/

news:news.answers
news:bit.listserv.buslib-l

mailto:walt@walthowe.com

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