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Uniform Resource Locator

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URL
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URL
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n. (URL, abbr.) ~ A standard (RFC 1738) string of characters that identifies an object or service on the basis of where it is stored on a network (especially the web) and the protocol necessary to access it.

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URL and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) are often used synonymously. See citation under Uniform Resource Identifier.

Citations:
(RFC 2396, 1998) The term 'Uniform Resource Locator' (URL) refers to the subset of URI that identify resources via a representation of their primary access mechanism (e.g., their network 'location'), rather than identifying the resource by name or by some other attribute(s) of that resource.