U R Ls

Every Web page has its own address called a Uniform Resource Locator (U R L). Much like the address on an envelope with a name, street address, city, state, and zip code, each part of a U R L provides information about the Web page.

Here is a sample U R L and descriptions of its components.

h t t p : // w w w . blinn . e d u / library / index.htm

h t t p - type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol

w w w - host computer/server name

blinn - Blinn is the second-level domain name

e d u - top-level domain name

library - directory name

index - page name

h t m - type of file, hypertext mark-up language