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A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator. "Officially", the term URI is recommended for most web applications because it is a "generic term best suited to the concept", but in reality URL is used almost exclusively among users of the web, partly because the term has been in use for longer than URI and partly because for all practical purposes almost all URIs on the web are URLs (a URL is a specific class of URI; the other is a URN).

See also

  • Wikipedia article on URLs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL
  • RFC 1738 ("Uniform Resource Locators (URL)")
  • RFC 1630 ("Universal Resource Identifiers in WWW")
  • RFC 3986 ("Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax")
  • RFC 3305 ("Report from the Joint W3C/IETF URI Planning Interest Group: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs), URLs, and Uniform Resource Names (URNs): Clarifications and Recommendations")