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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localhost vs 127.0.0.1 vs computer name vs ip in url

I see same url with localhost as remote server don't worked and with 127.0.0.1 worked or vice versa. I want difference between four form of server indicator in url address: localhost 17.0.0.1 ...
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Is there a URL character limit?

I clicked on an ad for a TracFone deal, and noticed the URL it went through: ...
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What does it mean when there's a number after the www in an url? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does wwws mean? ex) www47.[...] this post mentions these types of urls - http://hostpc.com/community/showthread.php?3813-www45-www47-and-www51-and-POSSIBLY-www55 ...
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How to use multiple localhosts

On my local development machine (Windows 7), I am using IIS and XAMPP to develop websites. Because it is unclear when I have multiple websits running, I am tried to rewrite the hosts file ...
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What causes the domain to change in the URL if entered incorrectly?

Over time, I've noticed if I've entered the wrong domain (.gov, .com, .net) in a URL, the site is redirected to the correct site instantaneously . For example, www.usps.gov --> www.usps.com. Is this ...
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Firefox: given a URL, save the file without navigating to it

Say I find a link to a .pdf file on a webpage. I can right-click and "save as" to save the file without Firefox actually loading the .pdf in the browser. But suppose I only have the text of the URL. ...
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Encode a “file://” url within an “http://” url?

I use the Speed Dial extension from Chrome and whenever I enter in a new file:// bookmark it automatically converts this to http://file//, and this doesn't work. I have the LocalLink extension so I ...
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How can I create shorter URLs to sites on my computer?

I was wondering if I could use my Windows 7 hosts file to create shorter URLs for sites? OR is there another way. I tried ones like the following but I'm guessing it only works with IP Addresses? ...
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Firefox removes http:// and treats URLs with spaces as searches

I routinely visit pages like http://trac.server/milestone/Milestone Name Here. In Firefox (11.0 on Ubuntu, but this has happened for a while), the URL is displayed as trac.server/milestone/Milestone ...
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Can a router map a URL to a local ip?

I'm setting up a facility with many different computers where I don't have access to their hosts files. How would I map test.com to a local server without using the hosts file? Can this be done using ...
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Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I get chromium binaries? Where can I download Chromium-browser for Windows builds? Not on the website. In major Linux distros it's easy, binaries are usually ...
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query a URL every H hours for changes in the results?

How can I query a specific URL (mostly html and js) every H hours for changes in html content, which is mostly an html table with some header, and have the results fed to an RSS? This URL in question ...
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How can I edit RSS feed address/URL in Apple Mail?

How can I easily edit / modify / change the address of an RSS feed URL / address in Apple Mail? I am on OS X 10.6.8, Mail 4.5. I found information on how to use terminal to export the list of feeds, ...
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How to prevent Firefox converting 'localhost/*' URLs into search queries?

Since upgrading from Firefox 3.6.x, my address bar has a quirk that never used to be there. When I type in, for example: localhost/my_dir/index.php Firefox turns it into a search query, my search ...
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Where are possible fragments in Excel URLs documented?

When creating links to Excel files it is possible to add a fragment to the URL in order to specify a specific location (e.g. a certain sheet) which should be opened when the link is followed. See, for ...
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How can I get Automator to open a URL in the current Safari tab?

My current code involves a "Watch Me Do" block recording a ⌘ W keystroke and then opening the new URL, but that's kind of kludgy. Is there any way I can use Automator to open a URL within the current ...
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How to remove URL embedded in PDF document? (dialog “the document is trying to connect to” appears)

I have an Adobe PDF document which when opened displays a warning dialog with the words "the document is trying to connect to" followed by a certain URL. I choose the "Block" option to try to be ...
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How to get the URL of the frame in chrome browser

I want to check my URL is correct redirected (parameter etc.) in Chrome. In the address bar only the main URL is listed. In IE all you need is right-click -> Properties. How to obtain the same in ...
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System-Wide Transparent Proxying Using URL Patterns

Internet censorship -where I live- has almost turned web unusable so I decided to setup a transparent proxy using Tor for my home network. ince Tor is so slow -here- proxying all traffic through Tor ...
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When I open some websites its being displayed WW2 instead of WWW. Why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does wwws mean? When I open some websites its being displayed WW2 instead of WWW. What it means and why?
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Apache adds /var/www to js file path

I'v got a problem. Client has VPS and we transfered magento system to it. The problem is that if for example path to magento is /var/www/magento and there is some file in it like ...
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How to set the DNS server use for a VPN connection

I have Windows XP and I connect to a VPN. However for some reason when I'm connected the system is using broken DNS from work. That means I can only go to websites by IP address. I would like to ...
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hyperlinks >995 characters are not clickable in Outlook 2007

In my C# app, I am sending an HTML email in which the mail body contains a hyperlink that exceeds 1000 characters. When the email is received in Outlook 2007, it appears as a link (blue & ...
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Copy title attribute from <a title=…> to clipboard in Chrome

On Twitter, users use short URLs (ie: http://t.co/DPbRAjVM). The title attribute of the <a href="..." title="..."> tag is the actual URL. Is there a Chrome extension that you can use to copy ...
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Username in the address for an FTP site

I have set up a number of an FTP sites using IIS7.5. The sites use hostnames to differentiate between them. One drawback of using hostnames is that you have to pass the address of the ftp site into ...
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How can I change (locally) a hyperlink on a site to point to a different location? Opera, Windows XP

How can I change all instances of a hyperlink pointing to, say, domain_address_a, to point to domain_address_b (still a string address, not an IP address, both URLs in this case belong to the same ...
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How do I make Chrome accept “.test” as a valid TLD?

When I enter, say, xyz.test in the Chrome address bar, then Chrome initiates a search. How do I make Chrome always treat .test as a top level domain, just like .com and all the others? I know that I ...
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What is the reason that file URLs start with three slashes: “file:///” etc?

I was wondering why file URLs have 3 slashes in front. For example, if I were to read a pdf file using chrome, the URL would be file:///D:/Desktop/Book.pdf. This seems totally unnecessary. Since ...
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Redirected: Is there a way to “grab” urls I'm being redirected through?

Let's say I'm visiting yourwebsite.com which redirects to somethingelse.com which redirects to somethingdifferent.com before taking me to finalpage.com. All of this happens in an instant, so quickly ...
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What is the difference between hitting the GO button in IE and hitting Enter key directly after pasting a URL?

What is the difference between hitting the GO button and hitting the Enter key directly after pasting a URL in the address bar of Internet Explorer? In my cases, for the first time in Internet ...
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Why can't Gmail view an image whose URL comes from google charts?

Here is an image generated from google's chart API. The url to generate the image is: ...
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How to prevent Firefox from hiding the 'http://' URL prefix?

I upgraded to Firefox 7.0.1 and the 'Google Shortener' stops working. I think this happens because in Firefox 7.0.1 the http:// URL prefix is now hidden by default. How do I get the http:// back in ...
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How is Apache mapping files without extensions?

My local dev setup is mapping things like http://mydomain.dev/testhtmlpage to testhtmlpage.html and http://mydomain.dev/testphppage to testphppage.php. The browser stays on the orginally enter URL. ...
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IIS URL Rewrite 2 installed but can't find it

My company had their website built in ASP.NET, and for SEO purposes we want to change the URLs and asked the company who built the site if we could do it ourselves. They said use IIS URL Rewrite 2. I ...
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Custom URI Scheme link rendering in Lotus Notes

I have an application which registers a custom URI scheme along the lines of: myapp://action?parameter=value The handler works well, and using Microsoft software, and software deriving ...
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How can I unhide the http:// in Firefox 7?

I've recently switched to FF7 through the Aurora PPA on KUbuntu. For whatever reason, they've decided to start removing http:// from the address bar: Whenever I edit a link (so that I can paste it ...
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URL to access webpage on Xampp?

I installed xampp and made sure config file listens to port 80. I forwarded the http port from the router to the correct computer ip. Now I am trying to access the index.html like this from another ...
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Correct URL to access webpage on xampp

I installed xampp and made sure config file listens to port 80. I forwarded the http port from the router to the correct computer ip. Now I am trying to access the index.html like this from another ...
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How can I open a URL on a schedule in the default browser?

I'm looking for a mechanism to open a single URL in the user's current default browser on a schedule/recurring basis. I know that if I was writing .Net code to do this, I could simply do something ...
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Use XML data from an online URL as data source InDesign

I'm looking to use XML in InDesign that comes from a live url as it's constantly updating from a database. I know I can download the XML and import it from the desktop but does anyone know how to ...
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Can you launch Remote Desktop via URL?

Is it possible to have a URL that launches a remote desktop session? I realize it may be considered a security vulnerability for some, but the convenience would really save me a lot of time. I ...
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Create a stream file from online radio stream URL

I have an URL from an online radio stream. I use it in VLC to listen to it. However every time i want to listen to it I need to manually input it in the "Media -> Open Network Stream...". I want to ...
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Confluence: How do I create a link that contains special characters?

How can I add a link to http://icu-project.org/apiref/icu4j/com/ibm/icu/text/MessageFormat.html#format(java.lang.Object[], java.lang.StringBuffer, java.text.FieldPosition) to a confluence page? The ...
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Xargs and Wget stops working after an hour

Running script with Cygwin on Windows XP with Dual Core and 4GB Ram cat url_list.txt | xargs -P50 wget -i I am trying to trawl through 4GB of URL to download (approx 43 Million) Works okay for ...
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How to block access to https URLs by regex on OS X?

Is there any way in which I can, on OS X, effectively block against access (by browsers or potentially any process) to secure URLs by regex? E.g. deny access to: https://example.com/foo/bar/.* but ...
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How do I tell NoScript not to freak out when the Visual Studio help system calls up an MSDN web page in Firefox?

So, I'm merrily using Visual Studio 2010 Express and it's configured to get its help from the Web. I have some doubts on how some language feature works and I press F1 with the cursor on it. VS calls ...
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Extension to auto copy URL

If I want to copy URL of current web page i have select the address from address bar and press "Ctrl + C". But is there any way, if no text is selected on a web page, when I press "Ctrl + C", it will ...
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Symlink to a URL

Is there any way to create a symbolic link to a URL? Update: I need to symlink it to an HTTP URL. Update: The reason I want to do this is so that I can move this symlink to another computer without ...
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Special characters in chrome

If I search for something containing non-ASCII characters from the address bar, using Google as the default search engine, any result that features the special characters in its URL is broken (the URL ...
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What are the common URL parameters I can use against an RSS feed? [closed]

I am trying to get a list of query parameters used in common RSS feeds. For example , if I was to query an rss feed as http://www.anySite.com/articles/ as an rss and I want the first 5 articled how ...