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Uniform Resource Locator

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

URL

Definition(s):

  A reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it. A typical URL could have the form http://www.example.com/index.html, which indicates a protocol (http), a host name (www.example.com), and a file name (index.html). Also sometimes referred to as a web address.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-15B under Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

  A reference to a web resource¬†that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.¬†A typical URL could have the form http://www.example.com/index.html, which indicates a protocol (hypertext transfer protocol [http]), a host name (www.example.com), and a file name (index.html). Also sometimes referred to as a web address.
Source(s):
NIST SP 1800-15C under Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

  A uniform resource locator, or URL, is a short string containing an address which refers to an object in the "web." URLs are a subset of URIs.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-15 [Withdrawn] under URL