A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator or Universal Resource Locator, a unique string of characters that identifies a reference to a resource on the internet. It can be used as a readable text address to redirect users to the internet resource.

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Why do Cyrillic letter in URL domain appears so strange?

Short explanation: Why does russian characters in domain name in URL перезагрузкаопмо.рф get mapped to some randomness like this: http://xn--80aaigamcyttbbjfe2c.xn--p1ai. Please note, I am not ...
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google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp but only sometimes

According to the internet when google.com/search redirects to google.com/webhp, it means Search Conduit has hijacked the browser. In my case, this is what happens: ...
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What type of URL is this- 'http://goo.gl/7nQT9g'?

I usually found this type URLs in facebook. They are different from the commonly seen type of URLs. What type of URL is it ? What is 'goo' and '.gl' means ? Another type of such type is - ...
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how to keep mobile and desktop website URL same when both websites UI is different

i want to make a different site for desktops and different one for mobile.But in this scenario,how to keep the url at both the places same.
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How to block particular URL only in Firefox (Not the entire domain)?

I'm using a site www.abc.com . I need to block only www.abc.com/advertisement and I have to load all other urls in that website? How can I achieve this in firefox? I really need to use that website ...
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Which is better videos subdomain name: video.example.com or videos.example.com? [closed]

Going to develop a video site as a subdomain. Which is a better option. videos.example.com or video.example.com I will further go for subdomains like images/image, answers/answer, ...
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Are there security implications to referencing webpages sequentially?

For instance, what is the reasoning behind YouTube URL assignment using the format: ?v=qv-8pquw9wQ ?v=lW5kB906mh8 ?v=SwUg7oTZoTY Instead of: ?v=0Cn0phjvk8a ?v=0Cn0phjvk8b ?v=0Cn0phjvk8c
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How to calculate route in *Maps just by calling a URL?

Before Google Maps got its new "full screen" look, I could open a URL that looked something like this "http://maps.google.com/?q=%s" where %s was a string of the format "from: London to: Amsterdam". ...
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How can I encode an url for wget?

I am looking for a way to convert a string to a clean url. For example : wget http://myurl.com/toto/foo bar.jpg This is going to download http://myurl.com/toto/foo and http://bar.jpg. I want to ...
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Mark all URLs ending with .se (Notepad++)

I got a massive document with text. I want to mark all the URLs ending with .se I managed to mark the part of the url just before .se with \w+\.se. But some of these URLs got 3-4 subdomains. So if I ...
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Is it possible to handle an URL on the remote desktop (RDP connection) and redirect its opening on local machine?

user connects to a terminal server by RDP connected to the terminal server user clicks on an url this server won't open this url, but will redirect it on local machine the url will be opened by local ...
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How to edit Windows .url files

I have some .url file. I know they are simpy plain text files (cfr. http://www.fmtz.com/formats/url-file-format/article) But I cant find a way to edit it. In example, using Notepad++ on Windows 8: ...
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What does “attribution_link” in a youtube url refer to? [closed]

What does "attribution_link" in a youtube url refer to? example http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=y1sgdXgL8Zc&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DmF4xtdSdMmY%26feature%3Dshare
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Access an internal network Webcam from outside (www)?

we have a webcam installed in our internal network. I wrote a JavaScript in a HTML-File, which gives access to the stream through a BaseURL. I put it on our webserver, which is online (www). When I ...
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How can a single URL redirect to different websites/servers? (ex: https://hkps.pool.sks-keyservers.net/)

Yesterday, I noticed that https://hkps.pool.sks-keyservers.net/ showed a different page on my laptop than it did on my desktop PC. This URL redirects to one of the many servers listed here: ...
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Need Help To Encode White Spaces On A Social Sharing Button

I am using Rtsocial wordpress plugin for social sharing buttons. But after checking my site with W3C Validator, I have found a problem with pinterest button. Check one of my post for the button. The ...
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remove the question mark from url using htaccess

i have tried to remove the index.php from url but the problem is I'm seeing an ugly question mark in the beginning of the url how can i get rid of it This is the code i have used in htaccess ...
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How are wiki articles with slashes in their titles handled? [closed]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nip/tuck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POW/MIA_flag Simply put, how are pages like these processed by the server or the wiki? Is there a directory named POW or do ...
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Get the title of all the URLs in a list

I have a huge list of URLs and I want to get the title of all of them. Is it possible? (without actually having to visit each and every one of them manually) I'm using Windows 8
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Modify URL Before It Is Loaded On Google Chrome

Every time I load a YouTube video, I find myself first appending &hd=1 to the end of the URL so that the video plays in HD automatically. Over time, this gets annoying, so I would like it to be ...
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Display already visited highlight on pic.twitter on popular browsers

I'm a heavy twitter user and I follow a lot of people and companies. As you can imagine when searching to discover new things a lot of people share images! The problem is that the pictures are ...
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URL shorteners or redirectors whose target links can be changed after it was made

Are there any URL shorteners or redirectors whose target links can be changed by its creator after it was made?
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Can I get a .patch file from a svn commit without svn?

I was wondering if it's possible to extract a diff or patch file from a svn commit, directly from the url without needing svn? For example, if I'm given the following GitHub url of a specific commit, ...
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Is there a way to see the final page address in the url preview?

Usually when you hover cursor above a url, the link hint appears in the lower left/right corner of the browser window. These days people use link shorteners which don't allow to see what the target ...
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In modern webbrowsers is there any point in putting www infront of a url that uses it?

When going to www.facebook.com or www.cbc.ca is there any benefit or difference made by omitting the www? EDIT: so it could be a problem if www is omitted but not automatically added, could it ever ...
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What is the differences between server and domain name?

An URL is in the format of: scheme://server:port/pathname What is the differences between server and domain name here? //superuser.com/questions/ask is a (relative) URL. The scheme is ...
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How do I create a .url file on OS X?

I am creating a zip file and would like to include a link to a website within it so that users can double-click on the file and go straight to the website. In my research, I discovered that what I ...
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Is there a way to redirect certain URLs to specific web browsers in Linux?

I'm using Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 12.10. I need to use Firefox for business purposes (certain websites pertaining to my work only work with Firefox). Is there a way to force Ubuntu to ...
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Rewrite all web requests in Chrome

I'd like to rewrite all web requests in Chrome, including js/css includes and ajax requests. For example: change http://foo.com/index.htm to http://bar.com?url=http://foo.com/index.htm I've tried ...
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How to add a feature to my site that will redirect to other address ( www.mysite/direct.)?

I want to create a URL that will direct me to an address other than our site. Just like www.example.com/direct. I think this is quite similar to a hyperlink but this time this is in the URL ...
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Url rewriting faliure in case of UTF8 urls in nginx

I am using Nginx webserver and I want to rewrite some old urls on my site to new ones inorder to prevent 404 errors. For English urls everything is OK and adding a rewrite rule like the following to ...
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How to automatically convert image urls listed in a column to show the picture

I have an excel file that has a column with a list of image urls. I want to know is there a way to automatically convert all of these urls to display the image in the cell.
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Can't Open URLs in Lync 2010

On my workstation computer running Windows Vista, I am unable to open URLs in both Lync 2010 and Communicator 2007 R2 by clicking on them. The problem started with Communicator 2007 R2, and we since ...
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Website available ofline

How can I make complete website/Url and child pages associated with Url available offline? E.g. I want the android sdk at javadoc to be available offline so that I can go through it any time even ...
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How to print on Chrome with website info (printed file URL)?

I am trying to print this pdf file through Google Chrome. For administrative reasons I would like to prove on the printed page that this comes from a certain website. How to print this document in ...
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Is there an easy way to always redirect facebook.com to facebook.com/events/list (Firefox, Osx)

I often use facebook for communication while working. When I do, I'd rather not see the facebook newsfeed. Unfortunately it's hard to remember to not go to the frontpage and use facebook.com/messages ...
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How would I resolve a large batch of redirect URLs?

I have a .csv file will 1000s of aliased/shortened links (such as bit.ly etc.). I need to find out where they redirect to. Is there a simple program that could complete this task?
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Displaying hosts in not successfully resolved URLs in traceroute

I'm trying to know where a request to a web page is lost, but if I use the command tracert command in windows it just displays it cannot resolve the name of the domain name that should be resolved, ...
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Firefox bookmark with wildcard and keyword

In Firefox, how do I set up URL shortcuts that include a wildcard, %s? I have definitely set this up before on another computer. For example, if I wanted to view a Jira ticket, I would enter jira ...
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Set up Squid as a reverse proxy with URL rules

I have read wiki, looked through many examples, googled, etc. I would like to use Squid in dev environments to replicate part of the functionality provided by AKAMAI so that we can test in our local ...
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Permission required for URL registration

I am writing a console application that spawns instances of a WCF service. The service requires unique addresses for each instance. Every time I spawn a new instance, I need to register the URL for ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the internet shortcut in Windows 7?

Sometimes my internet shortcuts doesn't work properly when I double-click on it. Is there a way to easily copy the URL contained in the shortcut for windows 7.
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What is “o-o---preferred---yh---www.google.com”?

I am using Google search in Chrome and I noticed that the URL looks very strange. I searched something and I got normal results. Somehow, the URL in the address bar just caught my eye and it looked ...
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Use of asterisk symbol in url/browser

Does anyone know what is the point of using an asterisk symbol (*) in url or browsers url line? Why would anyone search *.gmail.com or something similar ? Thank you
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Downloading a file just using an URL [closed]

I created a local file as below, but when I click on the URL, browser adds the file address before actual URL (e.g. file:///G:/Proj/taxo/www.xabcd.com/~abcd/example.csv) and it does not work ...
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Full URL of PDF in Google search results

When I click a PDF link in Google search, in the Google Chromium web browser, it does not display the URL of the PDF in the address bar - it just downloads the PDF. Often, the green URL displayed ...
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Why thr other URL is opening instead of the expected URL after clicking on a link received from google search in Firefox?

I'm using Mozilla Firefox on my PC. When I search something using google a list of results get displayed, till then it functions properly. But when I right click or left click on any of the links from ...
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Connect to site with IP but showing as URL

I think this may not be possible because of the way the TCP/IP protocol defines packets, but I figured I'd ask. Some sites, such as those on shared servers, use the same IP and the server delivers ...
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How to link to a section of a web page via chained text/regexp search with automatic text extraction

Summary I would like to create a link, similar in intent to a permalink suitable for bookmarking, email, or reference in other web pages. The intent here is to refer to sections of a target web page ...
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Redirect URL Warning (like Firefox) equivalent for IE, Firefox, & Maxthon

Firefox has an option (Option | Advanced | General): Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload a page. This isn't precisely the behavior I want (lots of pop-ups and slows things down) but it ...