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Sams Teach Yourself Internet and Web Basics All in One by T. Michael Clark, Bob Temple, Ned Snell

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Understanding Web Page Addresses

Using the Web is easy—that's why it's so popular. But if there's one thing about Web surfing that trips up newcomers, it's using Web page addresses effectively. So here and now, I'll set you straight on Web page addresses so that you can leap online with confidence.

For the most part, you'll deal with only two kinds of addresses for most Internet activities:

  • Email addresses— These are easy to spot because they always contain an “at” symbol (@). You'll learn all about email addresses in Chapter 5.

  • Web addresses— These never contain an @ symbol. Web page addresses are expressed as a series of letters separated by periods (.) and sometimes forward slashes (/), for example, www.microsoft.com/index/contents.htm. A ...

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