Uniform Resource Locator. A standard for writing a text reference to an arbitrary piece of data in the WWW. A URL looks like "protocol://host/localinfo" where protocol specifies a protocol to use to fetch the object (like HTTP or FTP), host specifies the Internet name of the host on which to find it, and localinfo is a string (often a file name) passed to the protocol handler on the remote host.
- Uniform resource locator. A standard for writing a textual reference to an arbitrary piece of data in the World Wide Web. A URL looks like this:
protocolspecifies a protocol for fetching the object (such as
hostspecifies the Internet name of the targeted host, and
localinfois a string (often a file name) passed to the protocol handler on the remote host.
- Browse Related Terms: bookmark, protocol, Resource, URI, URL, URL (Uniform Resource Locator), URN, Web resource, Web resource collection
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