Uniform resource locator
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address,Template:Sfnp is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it. A URL is a specific type of Uniform Resource Identifier (URI),Template:Sfnp although many people use the two terms interchangeably.Template:Sfnp[lower-alpha 1] URLs occur most commonly to reference web pages (http), but are also used for file transfer (ftp), email (mailto), database access (JDBC), and many other applications.
- Miessler, Daniel. "The Difference Between URLs and URIs". https://danielmiessler.com/study/url-uri/#gs.Hs64zOs.
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