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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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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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 the 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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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 ...
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How can I find a deleted URL?

I have a URL of a tumblr picture that was deleted this morning, and I want to get the picture back. Because it's just one picture, it hasn't been stored in something like the wayback machine. Is ...
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How do I link directly to a specific PART of a blog post or online article? (e.g. to a paragraph or heading)

I want to link to some really cool PART of an article, like this blog post announcing the card ageing power-up in Trello, amongst other things. What can I use, using Google Chrome, or in any browser ...
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How to configure Chrome to automatically fix URLs?

I am using URL Fixer add-on in Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/url-fixer/) which automatically corrects the URLs, if I mistype them. How do I set up Chrome to act like that>
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How do I edit a URL so that it forces you to a particular spot on the page it opens?

When I post a link, I want to make sure the page opens at a particular place on the page by editing the URL. Is there a simple way to do that? I must say I figured this was a simple enough question ...
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Clickable URLs in PDF output created by Inkscape/SVG

I guess the title pretty much describes the problem. I'm using Inkscape to write a SVG document, and convert it to PDF to share on the web (keeping SVG as original file is safer) I have many URLs in ...
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How do these characters (%25u, %25U) in a URL, pose a security risk?

I was reviewing some SiteMinder APACHE 2.2 WebAgent configuration files when I came across '%25u,%25U' in the list of ASCII/URL-encoded characters in the attribute badurlchars as below: [Wed Jun 19 ...
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Notes client shows error of when opening document via Notes URL

I am having issues when I try to open a document via Notes URL Notes://<SERVER>/<DB_UNID>/<VIEWD_UNID>/<DOCUMENT_UNID>. If I have Notes client already running it shows me ...
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When I ping valid URL without www resolves to localhost instead of host server IP

I'm having a problem where a valid URL kerfpress.com (without www.) is bringing up localhost when I ping on my Mac. $ ping kerfpress.com PING localhost (127.0.0.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from ...
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Is there a web page that will let me paste ugly URL and convert it into nice - change %3A into : [closed]

Here is my ugly URL: http://feedsifter.com/?f=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.rozhlas.cz%2Fnews%2Fpodcast.rss&23%3A00%2Cplus The nice webpage should allow me to paste the ugly URL and get this as output: ...
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Is there any way to open a file which is already saved locally by clicking a URL in a browser?

I want to be able to do the following: I will click a URL www.xxxxxxxx.com/xx/x.doc but the browser will open a local instance of the file at C:/x2.doc. Can this be done?
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How to resolve a web address ip [closed]

Let's say I have http://some.site-address.com and I want to find the IP that this address resolves to. How do I do that?
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sed: extracting value of a key-value pair in a URL query string

I am trying to use sed to extract the value part of one of the many key-value pairs in a URL's query string This is what I am trying: echo 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abc&g=xyz' | sed ...
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Website pulling in content from other website, but the URL is the same. Possible redirection? [closed]

I am facing a bit of a unique situation here. So I have a website say http://www.website1.com Now, sometimes, when I browse to that site, I am redirected to http://www.website2.com, but the url in ...
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Excel: URL with normal Text in a Cell

How can you add an HTML URL to a cell with normal text? I have a cell with normal text, but want to add a URL, but I don't want the whole cell to be the URL. i.e. Please go to this link: ...
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Using Excel to capture URL redirects

In Excel is it possible to have a list of URLs in column A and have a column B auto-populate with the URL of the page you get to if you click the link in Column A. (I would like to audit all the ...
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Is it possible to enable javascript for a specific URL?

There are many users who have JavaScript disabled and deny to enable it even for some business applications. Is there any way to allow a user to enable a JavaScript for a specific URL in order to use ...
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How can I copy the URL of a Google search in Safari (after searching via address bar)?

When I enter www.google.com in Safari's address bar and enter a search term in Google's search box I can later copy the URL of that particular Google search from the address bar. However when I ...
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Why do My Google Search Results Not Visit Page? [closed]

Hardware: Ubuntu 13.04, firefox-trunk When I do a google search for "test search," the results returned don't actually link to the URL I thought it would. Instead of pointing to wikipedia, for ...
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KeePass wildcard in url

I started using Keepass yesterday and it's really useful however I cannot find a way to add wildcard into the url... I want one key being used on all url(s) that met the following rule: ...
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url containing query string in vlc

I am trying to open a network stream in VLC. The URL of the content is of the form http://192.168.0.1:80/content/recordings?dataid=myid&key1=value1&key2=value2 Whenever I append the query ...
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What exactly happens step by step from when I type in a URL on my browser to when a page loads? [closed]

I was recently asked this at a job interview, specifically when I type facebook.com. I'm not quite sure what the interviewee was looking for exactly since I was applying for a programming position but ...
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How can I import several URLs to wget?

I use the following code to download "example1.com" with Windows. However, this code is limited to only one URL. Is it possible to import a txt file which contains several URLs instead? wget ...
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Apache rewrite downside?

Say I have my website stored on domain.com/mysite I add a rule in .htaccess to rewrite the URL to domain.com Is there any downside to storing the site in a subfolder and rewriting the URL like this? ...
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What kind of encoding is this?

I found some base64 encoded text in a compromised php file. When I decoded the base64 string, it was the following directive: ...
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Extension/Script/Program that will refresh page until a certain phrase/keyword is found or is not found?

Is there any program/extension that I can use with browser that will refresh a webpage and search for a certain phrase or text and then stop once the phrase is found or is not found. For example say ...
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What code to put in the URL to link it in a new tab?

I have a PDF file. Created from Kingsoft Presentation. I have images there, where I put hyperlinks. That is Ctrl+K then i put the link. When I converted it to PDF ang click the images, I want it to ...
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Access xampp outside localhost

I have created a xampp page on Windows server 2008. I am successfully able to load the xampp page and other php pages that I have created using localhost:8080/. Firstly : I want to know how can I ...
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Why are website URLs not case-sensitive? [closed]

What was the design choice here? Why are URLs designed to not be case-sensitive? For example: When I type "gaming.stackexchange.com", it will take me to Arqade.SE. If I type ...
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How do I copy hyperlinks in non-encoded format in Firefox?

When I copy the following URL from FireFox https://example.com/away.php?to=http://example.com/page/42 and then paste, I get a link like: ...
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Tool for extracting “fragment URLs”? (E.g. www.example.com#section) [duplicate]

Does such a thing exist? E.g. a Firefox Extension (or other kind of browser script) where you can right-click on the subtitle in a section of any webpage you want to link to and it will give you the ...
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Map a URL to a local file in Windows

Is there a way to map a URL to a local file so that when IE sends a request for that URL it gets the content from a local file? For example: http://www.example.com/file.zip ---> C:\file.zip I'm ...
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Redirecting All Requests - Linksys Router

I currently have a Cisco WRV200 Wireless-G VPN router with RangeBooster, with that I've created an Access Point and set up a small Local Area Network. This Local Area Network obviously has no access ...
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Centralized IIS to redirect to other IIS servers

Basically what im after is to have a centralized IIS Server on the Local LAN where port 80/443 would be forwarded to from the router. Then through this server it can forward/redirect the requests to ...
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How do I configure custom URL handlers on OS X?

I've been reading a lot online about custom URL handlers / custom protocol handlers such as: Launching External Applications using Custom Protocols under OSX OS X URL handler to open links to local ...
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wget - Many URL's in .txt file - download and save as

I have 2000 URLs in excel file. The URLs are in the first column and in the second column there are names for the files downloaded from URL in the first column. I can copy that and paste to .txt file ...
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Finding URL of radio Flash stream

I'm interested in finding the true URL behind a flash player for a radio station. I'd even be happy if tunein.com played it, but I've checked (radio station is there but doesn't play). So I went to ...
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validating / sanitizing google results for posting online

i sometimes want to link to a search result page of Google services. but the address bar URL is "dirty" ...
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Is Windows caching the URLs of internet shortcut files?

Let's say I have links for two searches on the web: "search 1" and "search 2" on Google. The URLs would then be: https://www.google.com/#q=search1 https://www.google.com/#q=search2 I create ...
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How to forward urls without ports from one machine to urls with ports on another machine

I'm new to sys administration, so I play some things virtually at home. And so, I have one virtual linux with two nodejs applications running there. They listen on two different ports. Lets call the ...
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Is there a way to define how Chrome's search bar immediately recognizes initial letters in a search? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create a URL shortcut in Chrome? Example: When I type "m", immediately, "mail.google.com" fills out, so I can just do 'm' followed by 'enter' to go to gmail. ...
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Find URL of Flash radio stream

I'm trying to use Firebug to get the stream URL of this site, so I can play it using VLC. Does anyone know how to? Thanks. http://www.magic983.com/listen/
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How to get multiple URL redirection details?

I have some affiliated links, by clicking the link it redirects to another link. It might be up to three levels. abc.com/?affid=12/www.xyx.com --> xyz.com?ref=23 --> and finally ...
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Why does Firefox use the “chrome://” protocol / schema in URLs? [duplicate]

When I want to configure an addon, for example Ghostery, the tab shows a URL like this one: chrome://ghostery/content/options.html What does it mean? Does it have something to do with the Chrome ...