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Chapter 7, Problem 16RQ
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What is a URL, and how is it used?

Program Plan Intro

Internet:

  • • The internet is also called as world-wide system of computer networks that are connected through routers and servers.
  • • If one or more computers are connected to the Internet then, they can send and get any kind of information like audios, texts, images, etc.
  • • Internet is generally used to get and know about lots of information around the world.
  • • The internet uses TCP/ IP in order to transfer information through different types of media.
  • • People can access Internet with the help of “Internet Service Provider (ISP)”. It is an organization that offers services for people in order to access the Internet.

Explanation of Solution

Uniform Resource Locator:

  • • The address of the resource on the internet is called as uniform resource locator (URL). It indicates the location of a resource and also the protocol used to access it.
  • • The name given to the IP address is called as “domain name”. Every domain name is unique and they are text based address.
  • • URL contains:
    • ○ A protocol
    • ○ Web server name
    • ○ Domain name
    • ○ Location of the file

Example: “http://www.mozilla.com”

Here,

  • • http – HTTP protocol
  • • www – Web server name or host
  • • mozilla.com – domain name

In “mozilla.com”: “.com” is considered as the top-level domain whereas “mozilla” is considered as the second-level domain name...

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