What Is URL And Its Different Types?


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anup maurya Profile
anup maurya answered
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator and is a reference or address to a resource on the Internet.

Uniform Resource Locators are also called as Uniform Resource Identifiers. They are short strings that identify resources on the web that are documents, images, downloadable files, services, electronic mailboxes, and other resources. They make resources available under a variety of naming schemes and access methods such as HTTP, FTP, and Internet mail addressable in the same simple way.

The acronym "http" stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol.

The following is an example of a URL:

A URL has two main components:

Http: -- is the Protocol Identifier
// is the resource name.

The protocol identifier and the resource name are always separated by a colon and two forward slashes. The protocol identifier indicates the name of the protocol to be used to fetch the resource. The example uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), which is typically used to serve up hypertext documents.

The resource name has one or more of the following components:

Host Name: The name of the server on which the resource is present.
Filename: The path name to the file on the machine
Port Number: This is optional Ö it indicates the port number to which to connect
Reference: This is optional as well .this is a reference to a named anchor within a resource that usually identifies a specific location within a file.
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
The full form of URL is 'Uniform Resource Locator'. It is a technical web-based term which is used in two separate meanings. In day-to-day basis, URL is a renowned synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).

In stringent technical usage, it is a subset of URI precise to identifiers who are chief locators. The basic idea was of a standardized syntax for universal identifiers and user of network-retrievable document of the World Wide Web. But later these names were deceptive because all the identifiers were locators. Thus by the time RFC 1630 officially define URI as a standard term best suitable for this concept, the word "URL" had become popular world wide.

In strict technical theories URL is defined as a URI which is "in addition to recognize a resource, provides a way of locating the source by describing its chief access mechanism."
ghazal gi Profile
ghazal gi answered
We can say that URL is the way to enter into the the world of internet, URL is acronym for Uniform Resource Locater. URL is that address via which we reach to a web site just, URL is used by each and every web browser . It is an address for resource on the Internet. URLs are used by Web browsers to locate Internet resources. The URL have the protocol via which browser access the resources e.g http protocol which is well known and mostly used.
We enter the URL in the address bar or if you don't know the name then there is white place like text field on top of the internet explorer so there we write our URL. In any other browser this place can be in different place but mostly it is on this place.
URL have different types which we see in our normal life for example:

.com for commercial website.

.edu for educational web sites.

.net for organization that give the facility of network.

Mostly the ISPs use this but also the buying and selling sites also use this e.g etc and .gov for the government sites, there are many more types of URL which the countries make according to there country names.
Evelyn Vaz Profile
Evelyn Vaz answered
URL means a Uniform Resource Locator. It is a term used in the web world or other internet sources, which has two different meanings to it. One, it is popularly known as the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).Technically people refer to it as URL instead of URI. Second, it is a subset of URI to identifiers who are primary locators. It is also pronounced as an acronym "EARL". It is an internet address that consists of http (access protocol), the domain name and it could also include the path to a file or resource on the server.

A Uniform Resource Locator helps detect a location with the help of its network location. URL normalization is a method by which URL are normalized in a reliable manner. This process transforms the URL into a normalized. With this process we can determine if different URL's are equivalent.
Yawali Bulus Profile
Yawali Bulus answered
URL is an acronym for UNIVERSAL RESOURCE LOCATOR. It is the address of  a website it is charged  with the  responsibility of locating a particular page on website. Hope this help

Kainat hasan Profile
Kainat hasan answered
The purpose of a Uniform Resource Locator is to identify a resource in such a way as to enable the browser to locate that resource. Browsers examine URLs in order to fetch the corresponding resources from web servers. Sometimes the user types a URL into the browse. More commonly the browser looks up the corresponding URL when the user clicks on a link or selects one of their 'bookmarks' or when the browser fetches a resources embedded in a web page, such an image.

Every URL, in its full, absolute from has to two-top level components. The first component the' scheme' declares which type of URL this is. URL is required to specify the locations of a variety of resources and also to specify a variety of communication protocols to retrieve them. The web is open with respect to the types of resources it can be used to access, by virtue of the scheme designators in URLs. If somebody invents a useful new type of 'widget' resource perhaps with its own addressing scheme for locating widgets and its own protocol for accessing them.
James Anderson Profile
James Anderson answered
URL stand for Uniform Resource Locator, which URL specifies the address of a file and every file on the internet has a unique address.
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Amen Bukhari answered
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. Address of resource or file on the internets is called Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Uniform Resource Locator consists of protocol of the resource, domain name for the resource and address of the file. Uniform Resource Locator is the combination of this Starting point URL's. Starting point URL connects the browsers to the resources and has four types. Static URL, Dynamic URL, Directory URL, Formula URL.

URL that connects the destination without generating programming Scripts is called Static URLs. The URL that uses the programming script to connect to the destination is called dynamic URL. Directory URL has no file name that points the default file of the directory. The URL that may be static or dynamic and required the structure to specify the format and that structure must be used to connect to a destination.
There are different types of URLs; http/https( Hypertext Transfer Protocol. ), file/ftp (Local files and FTP archives), info (Emacs `Info' pages), mailto (Sending email ),etc.
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Anonymous answered
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a type of Uniform Resource Locator (URI) that specifies where an identified resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it.In popular usage and in many technical documents and verbal discussions it is often, imprecisely and confusingly, used as a synonym for uniform resource identifier. The confusion in usage stems from historically different interpretations of the semantics of the terms involved.In popular language, a URL is also referred to as a Web address.
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Anonymous answered
URL stands for unique resource locator. It is the address of a resource that is accessible by the internet. A URL consists of resource protocol, domain name and the hierarchical file name. If the URL is faqs.html then 'http://' refers to the resource protocol, '' refers to the domain name and the rest is the hierarchical file name that serves as a pointer to the server.

The pointer could also point to specific files and programs. It is popularly believed that '' is the URL. This is untrue; there is specific software that concatenates 'http://' to the domain name even if the user has not typed it. There are dynamic and static URLs. A static URL is a page that changes when the site master makes changes in the html code, a dynamic URL is a page is refreshed as new data comes in. Dynamic URLs will contain characters such as .cgi, +, $ etc.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Url is uniform resource locator found in websites where other advertisements are shown. It is a protocol.
Ron Payne Profile
Ron Payne answered
URL is Uniform Resource Locator.  It is the "address" of a web page on
the Internet. Every URL consists of some of the following: The scheme name (commonly called protocol), followed by a colon, then, depending on scheme, a hostname (alternatively, IP address). The combined syntax is -

scheme://username:[email protected]:port/path?query_string#anchor

The hostname and domain name portion of a URL are case-insensitive since the DNS is specified to ignore case.  And  both open the same page.

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jasmine Profile
jasmine answered
URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. An URL is similar to your street
address for your home. Just as your street address lets the pizza deliveryman find your house, a web page's URL
lets it be found by any other computer connected to the internet.
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hina mariam answered
URL stands for uniform resource locator. URL is actually the location of a file on the web. When into your browser you are typing any address actually you are typing a URL.
It is a web related word and used for two different means:
‚ÄĘ In most famous usage, it is a quickly spreading synonym for similar Resource Identifier (URI) ‚ÄĒ many famious and technical texts will use the term "URL" when referring to URI.
‚ÄĘ hardly, the idea of a same type of syntax for global identifiers of network accessible documents was the deep idea of the World Wide Web. In the starting times, these identifiers were often called "document names", "Web addresses" and "Uniform Resource Locators". These names were misleading, however, because not all identifiers were locators, and even for those that were, this was not their defining properties.

Nevertheless, with the passing of time the RFC 1630 formally explain the word "URI" as a generic term best appropriate for the concept, the term "URL" had gained spread increasingly popularity, which has continued to this day.
URLs as locators:
In its current technical meaning, a URL is a URI that, "in addition to identifying a resource, a means of showing the resource by explaining its primary access method e.g., its network 'location'
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Uniform Resource Locator, the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web.

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