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What is my URL?
Requested and Answered by Carnuke on 2004/10/27 18:42:57 (6844 reads)
A URL (Uniform Resource Locator, previously Universal Resource Locator) - usually pronounced by sounding out each letter but, some people pronounce it "Earl" - This is the unique address for a file that is accessible on the Internet. A common way to get to a Web site is to enter the URL of its home page file in your Web browser's address line. However, any file within that Web site can also be specified with a URL. Such a file might be any Web (HTML) page other than the home page, an image file, or a program such as a common gateway interface application or Java applet. The URL contains the name of the protocol to be used to access the file resource, a domain name that identifies a specific computer on the Internet, and a pathname, a hierarchical description that specifies the location of a file in that computer.

On the Web (which uses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP), an example of a URL is:

http://www.mydomain.com/myfiles/test.htm

which specifies the use of a HTTP (Web browser) application, a unique computer named www.mydomain, and the location of a text file or page to be accessed on that computer whose pathname is /myfiles/test.htm

A URL for a particular image on a Web site might look like this:

http://www.mydomain.com/myfiles/images/image.gif

So, in order for you to find the URL to your site, or a particular part of it you need to first enter your domain name. This will usually take you to your index page, or home page. To reach other parts of your site from an address you would usually need to specify a module displaying the page you want. Since all modules are located in the /modules/ folder in your website files the next part of the address would look something like this /modules/mylinks . Any module specified without a specific page identifier will usually default to opening the index page, or home page of the module. Going on further from here is more of a challenge because the actual content of the pages within the modules are stored within the database, so a specific page will contain a query to the database to create the page, which is more difficult to remember, but here's an example visit.php?cid=14&lid=559 . Put it all together and here's an example https://xoops.org/modules/mylinks/visit.php?cid=14&lid=559


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