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 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 ...
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Focus URL in Firefox - 100% guaranteed way

How can I guaranteed, 100% ,absolutely etc. focus URL in Firefox browser? If there is Flash on page that focus is on it and CTR-L doesn't focus URL.
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ImageMagick cannot use identify on remote image if it contains a port number

I am having trouble using exec identify on a remote image with imagemagick if the url contains a port number. So the url appears like this: http://isite.com:81/image.jpg If I remove the :81 it works. ...
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Full URI to a file on another machine in our local network?

On our small-business Windows XP network, I have a file in f:\MyDir\SubDir\text.doc What would be the URI for that file while I'm on another machine.... if all I knew was that machine's IP address, ...
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Windows 7 Search: Treat “.url” files as “Programs”

Is there a way to configure Windows 7 search (on the Start menu -- the "Search Programs and Files" field) to treat files of type ".url" as "Programs"? The reason I ask -- I want to be able to enter ...
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where does Speed Dial firefox extension store user bookmarks'?

I've lost my URLs in Speed Dial. However I have found what appears to be a backup file (extension .speedial). How can I restore my URLs from this file? Where does Speed Dial store its user ...
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htaccess url redirect with predefined strings(words)

Please help me to solve this problem. My project manager want that In address bar if user type predefined strings, After http:// it should redirect to given url firstly user must type ...
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Easiest way to test a list of URLS for 404?

If i have a list of URLS (a column in excel), what is the easiest way to test all of them for 404? Currently, I just have to click each one, look at the page, and close the tab/window, and this is a ...
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How do I show my domain in the address bar instead of the actual location?

I just bought a domain, "example.com" for illustration. I have hosting on "hosting.be/myname". When someone visits example.com, the addressbar changes automatically to hosting.be/myname. Is there ...
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How can a referrer be the same as the current url?

Under what circumstances can a visit to a url have a referrer that is the same url as the one being visited? Edit: To clarify why I'm asking, I have seen this happen multiple times on a production ...
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Local URL Redirector

Is a free/open source software available where I can create simple aliases that will redirect to different servers? For example, if I were to type: "http://go/wp" it would redirect me to ...
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How to know from where I'm getting the data on windows?

I m' running on windows 7 x64. I have one software which retrieves data from internet and i'm interesting its source URL, how can i know from where i'm getting the data? Is there any software ?
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Display local images in Chrome using file:// protocol

I'd like to be able to specify a local file path for an image on a web page delivered via http using Chrome - is this possible? I remember doing this using IE but cannot think how! Some trusted ...
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Setting Outlook Web Access as default mail client in Firefox

The company that I work for is nice enough to let me use Linux for work, but they use Outlook. I've been using Outlook Web Access (OWA) as my mail client, which is more or less acceptable. The only ...
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Make Google Chrome's address bar prefer page titles to domain names when offering completions?

I've recently switched from Firefox to Chrome, and the thing I miss most from Firefox is the "Awesome Bar" that suggests completions for what I type primarily based on page titles, and then ...
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GMail not autolinking URLs in Firefox 3.6

I've noticed that when I compose an email in GMail using Firefox 3.6, it no longer automatically converts URLs into hyperlinks. On the odd occasion that I used IE, it did the automatic conversion as ...
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How to get the URL of a Gmail or other webapp page in Chrome “application shortcut” mode?

In the google chrome web browser, if you want to copy the URL of the current page, in normal browser mode, you'd just copy the URL out of the address bar. But when your web app is running in the ...
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How to restore the IE6 or IE7 function that shows URL's when the cursor is on a hyperlink?

Before, when I used IE6 or IE7, whenever I would bring a cursor on a hyperlink its URL would always be shown down in the left corner of my screen right above the tray, but now it doesn't show URLs for ...
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How to open image URL with application

Is there a way to modify the way an image URL is opened within a browser? For example, say I wish to open all files with a JPEG extension in IrfanView instead of having it open in a new browser ...
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OS X Automator action for url in Safari

I have created an automator workflow for urls in Safari. The workflow is available when I select the url in the toolbar and right-click on it. However, when I right-click on an anchor tag anywhere on ...
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how to find out actual url link

how to find the actual link behind a php id link , For example , i have a link like www.website.php?id=2 , how do find out the actual link
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How to stop firefox from mangling domain names?

When I type in http://example/ firefox rewites the url to http://www.example.com/. Is there any way to fix this behavior without recompiling firefox? I suspect something in about:config will help, ...
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Using irssi, is there a way to copy URLs so I can open them in elinks?

I know there is another question about this (hopefully the one I saw is the only one) but mine is a little different. Using irssi from the command line (without X), is there a way to copy and paste ...
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trying to access Google server on different ports

Why is that http://www.google.com:443/ fails almost instantaneously, while http://www.google.com:8080/ takes some more time before failing? If there is no server on these ports, both the ...
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Retrieving RSS Feed URL from Mail.app?

I have added an RSS feed to Apple's Mail.app. How can I retrieve the URL for the feed?
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Software to automate the download of a list of URLs

Let's say I have a list of URLs as follows: http://creamteam.tv/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/10-Chinatown.mp3 http://mp3muffin.com/train/burbs.mp3 ...
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don't know how this virtual directory structure was setup on iis6

Our development server has a setup as follows: \\DEVSRVR\WEBSITES\COMMON └───include Here is where all css and script files resides. They are required by various web applications ...
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A flash MP3 player that will take a URL and can auto play

I am looking for a flash MP3 player that can be accessed using a URL and that can play an MP3 file from another URL but also has the ability to autoplay. Something like ...
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Public/private git clone url?

Ok, I know how to use git for the most part, but I've just recently been playing with some github stuff and noticed the public/private url. May I ask what that is about? I know may not be advanced ...
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How is http://d§.cc/ a valid URL?

While browsing online today, I came across the following URL: http://d§.cc/ Somehow it works. In Firefox 3.6/Mac, the browser seems to interpret the URL as: http://xn--d-jca.cc/ In Safari 5/Mac, ...
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Chrome - Copy/Paste URL from Address Bar retains font formatting

When you copy and paste a URL from the address bar of FireFox or IE it is put on the clipboard as plain text. When you copy and paste a URL from the address bar of Chrome it is put on the clipboard ...
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How can I send an Outlook 2007 email containing a linked image?

I want to send an Outlook email that contains an externally hosted image, but I can find no options in the UI that lets me do this. I want to insert the image's URL somehow, and have it appear as an ...
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What Firefox functionality do I use to rewrite and open the URL of the active page?

Our university provides a proxy service that allows me to browse websites as if I was online via the university network. However, lazy as I am, I get tired of going to the URL edit field in Firefox ...
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Passing url parameters to Firefox but open urls in new windows, not tabs

I want to open around 10 instances of firefox using the command line like firefox.exe www.google.com www.msn.com www.yahoo.com But by default, firefox opens these web pages in tabs, i want firefox ...
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Do browsers change URLs of saved bookmarks in response to 301 redirection?

HTTP status code 301 is used to indicate that content has moved permanently, and that the returned URL should be used to access the requested content in future. RFC 2616 says Clients with link ...
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Chrome Extension that recognizes a URL and transforms it to a link

I'm looking for an Chrome Extension that recognizes URLs on a Webpage that are plain text and transform it to a real link.
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LAMP: How do I set up http://myservername.com/~user access?

Been trying to Google this, but I can't figure out good search terms to find any info about what I need, since I don't really know what it's called. I'm pretty much being thrown to the wolves to ...
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Does https encrypt URLs, too?

This is fairly easy. If I go to https://webserver.com/someurl?a=b, will the someurl?a=b part be protected, or just the contents of the site?
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What does the www8 or www6 in a URL mean?

I see some sites with urls such as www8.example.com or www6.example.com, but I don't know what www8 or www6 mean. Does anyone know what this means and if it's different from a URL that just has www?
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Is there an application to open links on another computer?

I'm connecting from OSX to a Windows computer via RDP. I would like to click on links inside my RDP session and have the links open in a browser on my client computer. It feels like I could install ...
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Is there a direct URL to download Java JDK updates? [closed]

I have a whole set of machines that are on the other side of a firewall configured to prevent all Javascript from functioning. All of them (Linux 32 and 64 bit configurations) must be updated to Java ...
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Checking for dead links in a html file?

I have a html file with several hundred links, a research database of mine, of a sort, collected over the years. What would be the easiest way to check which one of them are still alive ? (importing ...
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Accessing a URL on SSH without using a web browser

I would like to find a way to open a URL without using a web browser (which makes my computer system run very slow). Is there an easy way to achieve this on a command prompt using SSH to access ...
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Is there a way to determine what program handles html links depending on which program the link was clicked in?

Is there a way to determine what program handles html links depending on which program the link was clicked in? For example, if the link is in an outlook message, I want to it to open in IE since ...
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URL not responding on OS X, fine on other machine

For some reason I can't access anything on python.org. nslookup resolves the IP address, but no browser or curl command will fetch anything. It works fine on a VMWare Ubuntu virtual machine and on a ...
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Chrome Equivalent of %s address bar trick in Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a Google Chrome extension that acts like Firefox’s keyword quicksearch bookmarks? I was curious if there was an equivalent technique in Chrome to do address bar ...
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How does 'www.google.com' change to 'http://www.google.com' in a browser?

What happens when I type www.google.com and click go in the browser. How does the URL change to http://www.google.com? Please explain this to me.
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Is there a good tool that lets me sniff the network calls?

My objective: Itunes talks to their cloud servers. I want to be able to know which URL they are talking to when I use my Itunes. How can I do that?
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Why does internet explorer 8 fail to locate jpg files that other browsers can find?

The following URL doesn't display for me in Internet Explorer 8. I even tried compatibility mode and it didn't fix the issue. http://beat.com.au/sites/default/files/images/_DSC5596.jpg It appears ...
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Why the difference in the URL formatting?

Why is that some URL's end with .html while some do not, while most of them are HTML pages? Why is that some URL's begin with www and some do not, while all of them are on World Wide Web?