The Father Of The World Wide Web

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The father of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, having recognized that the internet contains millions of items and each item needed to be uniquely identified, in1994, developed and implemented the idea for addressing each resource on the internet. He called these addresses as Uniform Resource Identifier which were later renamed as Uniform Resource Locator. URL is an acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. It is the global address of resources and files on the World Wide Web. Just like a postal address enables mails to reach its destination, a URL allows the web browser to find a specific web page or file across the internet. For example, the URL for SJU’s library homepage is . A URL should be unique. It is a vital network identification for any resources like hypertext pages, images or sound files, connected to the web. It can make or break the website. The basic components of a URL makes it easier to identify from where the web page originates and who is responsible for the information on the page. Every URL has basic parts; the Protocol, the server name, the path, the query and the parameter. The protocol identifies the method through which the resource is transmitted on the internet. It is a set of rules a web server and a browser use to connect and comprehend each other. The most commonly used protocol is http which stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol. The server name generally recognizes which organization, office or
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