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Chapter 14. Browsing the Internet and Of... > Understanding World Wide Web URLs

Understanding World Wide Web URLs

Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) specify the location of resources on the Internet that are part of the World Wide Web. You use URLs with Internet Explorer to identify where to retrieve information from the Internet. URLs are also used within WWW documents to link to other resources. Figure 14.4 illustrates aN URL. The first part of aN URL defines the Internet protocol used to get the resource. Use a colon to separate the protocol from the remainder of the URL. Notice that there are two forward slashes after the colon. The protocols used by most URLs are listed in the following table.

Specifier Protocol
ftp File Transfer Protocol. The protocol used to transfer files.
http HyperText Transfer Protocol. The protocol used on the World Wide Web.



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