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Uniform Resource Locators

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a name for a resource on the Internet.

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) has this general syntax:

scheme:[//host.domain[:port][/path][/filename]][newsgroup][email address]
where scheme is a protocol used in network communication. Here are the popular protocols:

Protocol Explanation
file file on your local system, or a file on an anonymous FTP server
ftp a file on an anonymous FTP server
http a resource on a World Wide Web server
gopher a resource on a Gopher server
WAIS a resource on a WAIS server
news an Usenet newsgroup
telnet a connection to a telnet-based service
mailto a link for sending electronic mail

Here's some examples:

URLExample Shows the URL to a Web site,, to the the resource in the directory net, file audio.html Links to an FTP site,, to its top-level directory. Links you to a session in your Web browser set up for sending electronic mail to Links to a Usenet newsgroup,

You can see some more URL types demonstrated.

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