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Using A URL (Universal Resource Locator)
  1. A URL indicates where the web page is stored on the Internet.

  2. You need to type a URL exactly for your browser to locate the desired web page.

Note:

  •  URLs almost never use back slashes (\). All slashes are forward slashes (/).
  •  Although URLs may contain spaces between characters, they usually do not.
  •  Some large websites have multiple URLs that access the same site.

The location box or address field on your browser indicates the URL of the page you arrived at after clicking a link

[Location Box]

 

Examples Of URL's

http://www.vicnet.net.au
The home page for Vicnet

ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/
A directory of files at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that you can download

news:rec.gardens.roses
A newsgroup about rose gardening

 
[Examples of Internet Resources]
Interpreting A URL
Using  www.vicnet.net.au/~itap/index.htm as an example

http:// -
Short for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, this indicates a hypertext document or directory.

www -
This indicates a page on the World Wide Web. (Sometimes "www" is missing.)

vicnet.net/ -
Called the domain name, it often tells you the name of a company, university, or organization.

au -
The country of origin. All countries except USA have a suffix e.g. au = Australia, uk = England, fr = France

www.vicnet.net.au -
Together, these indicate the web server name.

~itap -
This is directory or folder on the web server that contains a group of related web pages within the website.

index.htm -
This is a web page inside the folder. (The same file can be named index.html) A URL doesn't always include the name of the web page.