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    Is it a URL or a URI?

    I'm trying to make this clear for a student but the more I try to understand it the less clear I become. Is

    http://www.mydomain.com/portfolio/index.html

    a URL, A URI, both or something else?

    Thanks!

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    Wikipedia is your SEO-unfriendly friend:

    Uniform Resource Identifier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    That was much more, than I wanted to know about URIs. Ack, now I'll be thinking of that every time I see an URL!
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    yeah, that article was what confused me in the first place!

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    I think the article is correct about the difference between a URI and a URL. I do remember people using URI, not URL, back in the days
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    LOL

    the change from URL to URI is either hugely significant or completely irrelevant, depending on who's talking
    from: What's a URI and why does it matter?

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    I do not want to get confused. This is a bit technical and I do not want to meddle with this kind of technical issue.

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    Smile

    URI stands for Uniform Resource Identifier and used to identify the name of the resource.

    URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator, it is used to retrieve the resource. it tells how to retrieve the resource. URL uses protocols like http and ftp.

    URI just a part of the URL.


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    URL is Uniform Resource Identifier

    For detailed knowledge you can go through - Wikipedia.

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