May 23, 2024

What is URL?

Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a standardized internet address of a location of an object. This address uniquely identifies that object on the internet. It does not have any space or certain others character. This article explains what is Uniform Resource Locator, what is universal resource locator. Summary of the article:

  • What is URL?
  • History of URL

What is URL?
Uniform Resource Locator or URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. It is also called web address. It is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource. Most web browser shows the URL of web page in the address bar.

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

For example consider the following URL. It specifies a Web page that should be fetched using the HTTP protocol.

URL is one type of Uniform Resource Identifier or URI. Many people use the two terms interchangeably.

History of URL
In 1994 Tim Berners-Lee and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) developed the URL.

That’s all about Uniform Resource Locator(URL).

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