U R Ls

Every Web page has its own address called a Uniform Resource Locator (U R L). Much like the address on an envelope with a name, street address, city, state, and zip code, each part of a U R L provides information about the Web page and is unique to each webpage.

Here is a sample U R L and descriptions of its components.

h t t p : // t e c h . t l n . o r g / s e a r c h p a t h / c h o i c e. h t m l

http - type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol

tech - host computer/server name (usually www)

tln - The Library Network (TLN) is the second-level domain name

org - top-level domain name

seach path - directory name

choice - page name

html - type of file, hypertext mark-up language