HTML Uniform Resource Locators: A URL is another word for a web address.
URL is a web address.
The URL can comprise of letters, for example, worldofitech.com, or an Internet Protocol (IP) address. Most people access the site using the site domain name, since names are simpler to remember than numbers.
A URL can be composed out of words (for example worldofitech.com), or an Internet Protocol (IP) address (for example 188.8.131.52).
Most people enter the name when surfing, since names are simpler to remember than numbers.
In this tutorial, you will learn-
URL – Uniform Resource Locator
Internet browsers request pages from web servers by using a URL.
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is used to address a document (or other data) on the web.
A web address like https://www.worldofitech.com/html/ follows these syntax rules:
• scheme – defines the type of Internet service (most normal is http or https)
• prefix – defines a domain prefix (default for http is www)
• domain – defines the Internet domain name (like worldofitech.com)
• port – defines the port number at the host (default for http is 80)
• path – defines a path at the server (If discarded: the root directory of the site)
• filename – defines the name of a document or resource
Common URL Schemes
The table beneath lists some common schemes:
|Scheme||Short for||Used for|
|http||HyperText Transfer Protocol||Common web pages. Not encrypted|
|https||Secure HyperText Transfer Protocol||Secure web pages. Encrypted|
|ftp||File Transfer Protocol||Downloading or uploading files|
|file||A file on your computer|
URLs can only be sent over the Internet using the ASCII character-set. In the event that a URL contains characters outside the ASCII set, the URL has be changed over.
URL encoding changes over non-ASCII characters into a format that can be transmitted over the Internet.
URL encoding replaces non-ASCII characters with a “%” followed by hexadecimal digits.
URLs can’t contain spaces. URL encoding normally replaces a space with a plus (+) sign, or %20.
ASCII Encoding Examples
Your `browser will encode input, as indicated by the character set used in your page.
The default character-set in HTML5 is UTF-8.
|Character||From Windows-1252||From UTF-8|
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