Also called a Universal Resource Locator. The pointer that defines the access method, host, path name, and file name to some reference or resource on an internet, accessible via a WWW browser. Defined in RFC 1738 and RFC 1808.
("URL") standard identifier for a resource on the World Wide Web, used by Web browsers to initiate a connection. The URL includes the communication s protocol to use, the name of the server, and path information identifying the object s to be retrieved on the server. [D04891] RUP
A URL is a compact (most of the time) string representation for a resource available on the Internet. URLs are primarily used to retrieve information using WWW. The syntax and semantics for URLs are defined in RFC 1738. See also: World Wide Web. [Source: RFC1983
A sequence of characters that represent information resources on a computer or in a network such as the Internet. This sequence of characters includes (a) the abbreviated name of the protocol used to access the information resource and (b) the information used by the protocol to locate the information resource. For example, in the context of the Internet, these are abbreviated names of some protocols used to access various information resources: http, ftp, gopher, telnet, and news; and this is the URL for the IBM home page: http://www.ibm.com.
An addressing scheme for the Internet. The first part of the URL gives the protocol to use (for example, http is hypertext transfer protocol; ftp is file transfer protocol), and the rest of the URL gives the address of the resource (usually the domain name, but may include folders and subfolders, file names, and locations within files, as well as arguments—for a password or search, for example).
A technique for indicating the name and location of Internet resources. The URL specifies the name and type of the resource, as well as the computer, device and directory where the resource may be found. The URL for Dublin Core Metatdata Initiative http://dublincore.org/. For information about Internet addressing, see http://www.w3.org/Addressing/Addressing.html.
(URL) (n.) A standard for writing a text reference to an arbitrary piece of data in the World Wide Web (WWW). A URL looks like â€œprotocol://host/localinfo.â€ The data â€œprotocolâ€ specifies a protocol for fetching the object (such as HTTP or FTP). The data â€œhostâ€ specifies the Internet name of the targeted host. The data â€œlocalinfoâ€ is a string (often a file name) that is passed to the protocol handler on the remote host.
The alias for IP addresses which are converted by DNS servers. They save the user from having to remember the IP address for servers, instead using a URL alias which is user friendly. Internic is responsible for all URL binds.
The address of a document. A URL consists of the protocol used to transfer the document (usually http), the hostname of the computer where the document is located, followed by the name of the page on the computer.
The means for identifying a resource on the Internet. A URL begins with the name of the protocol needed to get the data from the server, followed by the text name of the resource. For example, a web page is a resource located on the Internet and it requires the use of the HTTP protocol.
A URL is the address of a page on the Web. The complete syntax for a Web address is "accessrnethod://server-name[:port]/'directory/file”. An example of a complete address is 'http://www.mycompany.com.80/"default.htm.
A string of characters that represents the location or address of a resource on the Internet and how that resource should be accessed. World Wide Web pages are assigned a unique URL. Each hyperlink on a web page contains the URL of the page to be linked to. http://rohan.sdsu.edu/glossary.html is the URL for this page. [San Diego State University
the unique address of a file accessible on the Internet (for example, http://www.gc.ca/main_e.html is the URL for the main Government of Canada Web site). The URL contains the name of the protocol required to access the resource, a domain name that identifies a specific computer on the Internet, and a hierarchical description of a file location on the computer.
A string, structured according to the syntax of Internet Engineering Task Force RFC 1738, that specifies the location of a resource on the Internet such as a file, an image or a downloadable document. A URL includes the type of naming scheme employed (http, ftp, telnet, news, file, etc.), a separating colon, the location of the host, and a path to the resource. URLs may be either absolute (containing the entire address of the resource) or relative (containing only a part of the address). Partial addresses may be used as long as the processing agent is able to resolve the full locations based on their context. Relative URLs enable terseness in documentation and the dynamic generation of links; they also minimize referential problems that may occur when hierarchical naming systems or file locations are modified.
A URL is the distinct address that identifies each resource on the Internet. More formally, a URL is the networked extension of the standard filename concept that can exist on any machine on the network and served via any of several different methods. An example of a URL is http://www.afilias.info/ UTC - an abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time. UTC (or simply "universal time") is a globally used standard for time. UTC and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) are essentially the same; both refer to time on the zero or Greenwich meridian. Bodies such as ICANN and WIPO often use universal time when referring to election dates and legal deadlines. To top
A unique address that identifies the location of a page, file, or other type of resource on the Internet or an intranet. It typically includes four elements: the protocol for accessing the resource, such as http://; the server type; the server name, which is often the name of the organization that maintains the resource; and a suffix, which typically identifies the type of organization that maintains the resource.
A unique address, also known as a domain name, that is given to a web site. It is not the same as an IP address, which consists of numbers. A URL consists of words or letters that are usually in some way descriptive of the site, e.g. www.clocksandwatches.com.
The URL is the Internet address of a file. It contains the name of the protocol needed to call the file ( http for example), the domain name, where the file is located within that domain. An example of a URL is http://www.24by7.ca/glossary.htm.
A Web page's unique address. In Netscape Navigator the URL can be typed in the Location box to go directly to a known Web page. Use the "Back" button at the top of your screen to return to the previous screen.
(URL) - The address of something on the Internet, including information about the form it takes and how a computer on the Internet (such as your own) should go about acquiring it. Used by Web browser tools.
Uniform Resource Locators provide an absolute location for a given piece of information. URL's are used by web browsers to locate information. The protocol is: protocol://host/path/filename . For example, the URL for the CSSN homepage is http://www.cssn.com
The address that points users to a specific Internet or Intranet service (usually HTTP or FTP) and location (web page, file to download). Every link on a web page has an associated URL. Example: http://www.firsttennessee.com is the URL for the home page of First Tennessee Bank.
Reference used to locate any data object (such as a text or graphic file) on the Internet. Each URL includes information on the access protocol to be used, the machine where data is stored, the port from which to request the data, and the path to and name of the data.
a way of addressing information on the Internet or a local intranet. The most familiar types of URLs are web addresses, beginning with "http:", where http stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Different prefixes are used for other standard URL protocols, for example: file (host-specific file), ftp (File Transfer Protocol), https (Secure HTTP), mailto (electronic mail), news (USENET news), outlook (Microsoft Outlook), and a variety of less common protocols. (An authoritative reference on URLs can be found in this article by T. Berners-Lee.) Montage supports URLs in the specification of target and directory paths for Shortcuts.
The global address for documents and other resources on the Web. The first part of the address indicates what protocol to use, and the second part specifies the IP address or the domain name where the resource is located. For example, the two URLs below point to two different files at the domain metis.no. The first specifies an executable file that should be retrieved using the FTP protocol; the second specifies a Web page that should be fetched using the HTTP protocol. ftp://www.metis.no/metis.exe http://www.metis.no/index.html
An address of an object, document, or page or other destination. A URL expresses the protocol (such as Hypertext Transfer Protocol [HTTP]) to be accessed and where the destination is located. A URL may also specify an Internet e-mail address.
An URL is an address that specifies a location on the Internet. URL's allow for any file (generally an html file) to be accessed easily by anyone who is on the Internet. For example, http://www.yahoo.com/index.html.
The standardized address that tells your browser how to locate a file or other resource on the Web. For example: http://www.netscape.ca. You can type URLs into the browser's Location Bar to access web pages. URLs are also used in the links on web pages that you can click to go to other web pages. Also known as an Internet address or Web address.
URLs are the Internet equivalent of addresses. In the example http://www.schang.com/hosting, "http:/" is the protocol, "/www.schang.com" is the server address or domain, and "/agents" is the area on the server that the file resides.
A string of characters that supplies the Internet address of a Web site or resource, along with the protocol by which the site or resource is accessed. The most common URL type is http://. Some other URL types are gopher://, and ftp://. See also network location.
The address that defines the location and route to a file on the Internet. URLs are used by browsers to navigate the World Wide Web and consist of a protocol prefix, port number, domain name, directory and subdirectory names, and the file name. For example http://technet.oracle.com:80/tech/xml/index.htm specifies the location and path a browser will travel to find OTN's XML site on the World Wide Web.
A string with a special format used to identify a resource on the Internet in a unique way. The resource can be a file, a server or other item. The syntax for a URL is protocol://server.name[:port]/path/to/resource. When only a machine name is given and the protocol is http://, it defaults to retrieving the file index.html on the server. VESA
Address of a resource on the Web - typically a hypertext but, in the future, also SAP business functionality. The URL includes a domain name identifying the Web site and a hierarchical description of the location of the resource on the Web server.
The address of a source of information. The URL comprises four parts---the protocol, the host name, the directory path and the file name (e.g. http://wwww.biochem.ucl.ac.uk/bsm/dbbrowser/prefacefrm.html).
A system of specifying the location of resources on the Internet. A URL, typed into the location window of a browser, enables the user to connect to a certain site. The URL shows the type of item and its basic address and path.
It is a global address of documents and other resources on the world wide web. The first part of the address specifies the protocol to be used and the second part indicates the IP address where the resource is located.
This is the "address" that represents a Web server and Web document. The URL is usually proceeded by http:// for Web addresses and ftp:// for ftp sites. While many URLs have www in the address, this is not always true. The SCO URL, for instance, is http://www.sco.com . These are sometimes referred to and pronounced as " earls " by the Web-savvy.
The address of a resource on the World Wide Web, usually a Web page. The first part of the URL is the protocol, such as http://, ftp:// and so on; the second part is the resource, e.g. www.microsoft.com, which might be just the domain name or also the specific path and document, e.g. www.blah.org/docs/mydoc.html.
A text string of a standard format that describes the address of a networked resource. There are two basic types of URL formats that are prefixed: http://www and aol:// (Internet and America Online type). The America Online URL ( aol://) can define an internal (within the host) address (for example, aol://4400:2164) or an external (Internet) address (for example, aol://home:kodak).
The standard way to display an address on the World Wide Web (WWW). A URL is accessed through a Web browser and looks like this: http://www.1host.info An URL is the global address of any document available on the World Wide Web. URLs come in the form: http://www.domainname.com/folder/document.html, where "http://" indicates that the document is a Web resource, "www.domainname.com" is the name of the server the document is stored on, "/folder/" is the name of the sub-directory the document is stored in on the server, and "document.html" is the name of the document itself.
the Internet address and access description for a Web site; stands for Uniform Resource Locator. The actual link to a Web site, fully written out, as in http://www.babsonbaseball.com. Essentially the same as domain name, though there is the difference that the domain name is simply the babsonbaseball.com portion of the URL. See domain name.
Simply put, the "Uniform Resource Locator" is the address of a file (text, graphics, software, etc.) on the internet. A URL is actually a special variant of a URI and consists of the following parts: 1. The protocol (e.g. http, https, ftp, news, gopher), followed by a colon and two slashes '://' 2a. Sometimes a username and a password, separated by a colon ':' and followed by the @ sign. 2b. The host name (either as domain or as IP address), followed by a slash '/' 3. Directory paths, separated by slashes '/' 4. File name 5. Sometimes parameters for this file. A question mark ('?') indicates the start of the parameter block. Several parameters are separated by an ampersand ('&'). Example: http://user:[email protected]/trade/productview/472/index.php?param1=0¶m2=1
A standard for specifying the location and route to a file on the Internet. URLs are used by browsers to navigate the World Wide Web and consist of a protocol, domain name, directory path, and the file name. For example, http://otn.oracle.com/products/content.html specifies the location and path a browser will travel to find the main page of the Oracle Technology Network site on the World Wide Web.
The global address of resources on the World Wide Web, used to provide the target for all web links. The actual destination of a link can be hidden in various ways and this is a common method of attack.
More commonly referred to as the URL, the Uniform Resource Locator refers to the entire address that is recognized "universally" as the address for an Internet resource. Each resource on the Internet has a unique URL. URLs begin with letters that identify the resource type, such as http, ftp, gopher, etc. These types are followed by a colon and two slashes. Next, the computer's name is listed, followed by the directory and filename of the remote resource. For example, the URL for this glossary is http://help.tucows.com/glossary.html.
The set of URI schemes that have explicit instructions on how to access the resource on the Internet. URLs are uniform in that they have the same basic syntax no matter what specific type of resource (Web page, newsgroup) is being addressed or what mechanism is described to fetch it.
(URL) The name/address of a resource on the Internet. This is the common informal term for what is formally called a â†’ Uniform Resource Identifier. URLs are usually made up of a scheme, like http or https, a hostname, and a path. A URL for this page is http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.1/glossary.html.
URL): The address of a site on the World Wide Web. Here's an example URL: http://www.byebye925.com/articles/index.html The "http" stands for "hypertext transfer protocol"; "://" signals the beginning of the address; "www. byebye925 .com" is the domain name; "/articles" is the directory; and "index.html" is the name of the HTML file.
An address that specifies a protocol (such as HTTP or FTP) and a location of an object, document, World Wide Web page, or other destination on the Internet or an intranet. Example: http://www.microsoft.com/.
A text-based address used to identify specific resources on the Internet, such as web pages. URLs are arranged in a hierarchical form that specifies the name of the server on which a resource is located and the name of the file on that server.
An identifier which describes the location of a particular piece of information ("document") including the protocol used to retrieve that information. For example, http://www. interop.com/publications/connexions.html says: Use the HTTP protocol to retrieve the file "connexions.html" from host "www.interop.com" in directory "publications."
(URL) The address of a page on the World Wide Web. A URL has this form: "http://www.nlsearch.com/search.html" The first part, before the colon, indicates which protocol to use when retrieving the page. The second part, after the two slashes, is the name of the server that is providing the page. The last part is the path for the page itself. upload To copy data from a user's own computer to a remote computer.
A form of URI. A compact string representation of the location for a resource that is available on the Internet. It is also the text-string format clients use to encode requests to Oracle Application Server.
An address used by web browsers to identify and locate a website, webpage, document, etc. on the Internet. Each URL is unique to its accompanying webpage and is sometimes sensitive to case, spacing, and punctuation.
The Internet address of a Web page, file or other online resource. URLs usually contain a domain name and a description of the material sought. For example, http://www.nolo.com/patents.html is the URL for an article on patents on Nolo's website.
The address of an Internet site. The URL contains the protocol used for the site (e.g., http, ftp), the domain name or IP address of the site (e.g., and, optionally, the folder or page on the site where specific information is stored.
adresse URL (localisateur de ressources uniformes) Electronic address that specified (in order): communication protocol, host domain/server, directory path, file name and file type. Source: National Library of Canada – A Glossary of Digital Library Standards, Protocols and Formats
An address that uniquely identifies a location on the Internet. A URL for a World Wide Web site is preceded with http://, as in the fictitious URL http://www.example.microsoft.com/. A URL can contain more detail, such as the name of a page of hypertext, usually identified by the file name extension .html or .htm.