Uniform Resource Locator

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A uniform resource locator (abbreviated URL; also known as a web address, particularly when used with HTTP) is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. Most web browsers display the URL of a web page above the page in an address bar.

The first part of the URL is called a protocol identifier and it indicates what protocol to use, and the second part is called a resource name and it specifies the IP address or the domain name where the resource is located. The protocol identifier and the resource name are separated by a colon and two forward slashes.

The term “Web address” is a synonym for a URL that uses the HTTP / HTTPS protocol.

The Uniform Resource Locator (URL) was developed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1994 and the Internet Engineering

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