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URL - Uniform Resource Locator
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is an address that points to a specific resource on the Internet. It consists of three basic parts: transport protocol, Document 15973 is unavailable at this time., and file location. For example, the URL:
tells a network client (such as a web browser) to use the HyperText Transport Protocol (http) to contact the computer named itservices on the uchicago.edu network and request a file called "index.html" that resides in a directory named "support."