URL Resources

The URL is the most common means of accessing information on the Internet, typically through a web browser. URLs were devised as a simple way to access any resource across a network, not just web pages. In the early days of the Internet, when all content was static, resource meant “file,” and URLs were used commonly to access files using various protocols. In that context, a URL has two primary components:


Breaking down a typical URL, such as http://www.pts.com/info/contact_us.html, we can see that it will access the file contact_us.html from the info directory on the www.pts.com server using the hypertext transfer protocol. If there were no file specified, the directory would end with a slash, in ...

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