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ready Uniform Resource Locator

Abbreviation: URL

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URL (Uniform Resource Locator) – the typical "address" of web content. It is a kind of URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) that begins with "http://" and consists of a string of characters used to identify or name a resource on the Internet. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network, typically the World Wide Web, using the HTTP protocol. Well-managed URL redirection can make URLs as persistent as any identifier. Resolution depends on HTTP redirection and can be managed through an API or a user interface.


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Created in 1994

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Record added: April 25, 2018, 11:02 a.m.
Record updated: Feb. 24, 2020, 8:59 a.m. by The FAIRsharing Team.

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