LKBEN11117: What is an URL?


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You need some information about URLs.

Cause

You want to know what an URL is.

Solution

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.

URLs specifies where an identified network resource is available and the mechanism for retrieving it. Colloquial an URL is also called a Web address.

An URL must have the following syntax: resource_type://domain:port/filepathname?query_string#anchor

An examples for this syntax are: http://example.org:80 or https://example.com/

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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