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Windows® 8.1 IN DEPTH by Paul McFedries, Brian Knittel

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15. Using Internet Explorer 11

Understanding Web Page Addresses

Let’s begin by examining that strange creature, the World Wide Web address, officially known as a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). A web page’s address usually takes the following form:

http://host.domain/directory/file.name

Image host.domain—The domain name of the host computer where the page resides.

Image directory—The host computer directory that contains the page.

Image file.name—The page’s filename. ...

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