U R Ls

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

Here is a sample URL and descriptions of its components.

http://www.liberty.edu/informationservices/ilrc/library/index.cfm?PID=178

h t t p

type of Internet connection, hypertext transfer protocol

w w w

host computer/server name

liberty

Liberty University is the second-level domain name

e d u

top-level domain name; .edu indicates and educational institution

informationservices/ilrc/library

directory and subdirectory names

.cfm

type of file, cold fusion mark-up, for active server pages

PID

Page Idendification Number