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The complete syntax is file://host/path. If the host is localhost, it can be omitted, resulting in file:///path. See RFC 1738 – Uniform Resource Locators (URL): A file URL takes the form: file://<host>/<path> […] As a special case, <host> can be the string "localhost" or the empty string; this is interpreted as 'the ...


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The phrase chrome has been used by Mozilla since long before Google Chrome came on the market. Typically the phrase "Chrome" referred to all the area around your viewport, but not the viewport itself. Sort of like the chrome plating some cars have around their windscreens or headlights. See here for more details - but no; nothing to do with Google Chrome.


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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? It usually doesn’t, but it could. This has nothing to do with the browser; it has to do with the web-server. The web-server is a computer (or even multiple ...


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The leading // is part of the URL syntax. The inventor of the world wide web has apologized for that mistake. Really, if you think about it, it doesn’t need the double-slash. I could have designed it not to have the double-slash. -- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web As for the trailing //, it's really not a double slash. The first ...


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Google has off-loaded static content (JavaScript code, images and CSS) to a different domain name in an effort to reduce bandwidth usage and increase network performance for the end user. increases performance by increasing, in theory, the number of connections the browser can use, by default, most browsers will only make two connections to a single ...


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Yes, with the start command. Example: start "http://www.google.com" That will use the user's default browser.


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Go to Tools > Options. In the General tab look for the Use Current Pages button in the Startup section. When you click on the Use Current Pages button, all the URLs of the pages open in different tabs are copied to the Home Page text box with a pipe delimiter. Copy the text to get all the URLs. The keyboard shortcut to simulate clicking on the Use ...


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You can create a copy of a password entry: And then only use references for username and password in the new entry: Then, adjust the URL in the new entry.


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The www part of a url is just a subdomain of the domain name. www is common but there's nothing special about it other than everyone knows about it. The people who run example.com could just have easily used wwwsix or wwweight, or secure.example.com, mail.exmaple.com, etc. They could use different sub-domains for different countries, like us.example.com, ...


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The entire URL will be encrypted. When the web browser connects to the server, it connects to the appropriate IP address, starts encryption, and then sends the request (hostname, URL, parameters, form contents, etc.). Note that the DNS lookup will not be encrypted, so anyone looking at your traffic can tell that you looked the domain up, even if they can't ...


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wget -i fileofurls.txt


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This is a type of binding in firefox that has existed for some time. Chrome refers to the user interface of the browser. For instance this includes everything outside of the webpage you're viewing. The chrome:// binding is a feature for developers of extensions and built in Firefox features such as the bookmarks manager or downloads window. You can find a ...


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wget is working fine. The URI syntax specifies that the fragment – the #foo part – is to be interpreted entirely client-side, and not used when retrieving the document itself. For example, if it's a HTML page, the browser might scroll down to a named section, or – in your case – trigger some JavaScript code that shows a particular ...


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Dennis has explained the 3rd slash, needed to separate the host from the path, but the other two are much more interesting... It turns out they were a useless and somewhat arbitrary addition to the URL syntax. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and author of many of its standards (including the RFC that Dennis linked to), lamented his usage of ...


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The file you seek is ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist. It holds an array called LSHandlers, and the Dictionary children that define an LSHandlerURLScheme can be modified accordingly with the LSHandlerRole. Rather than manually editing this file, you can also use RCDefaultApp, which gives you a nice Preference Pane. For example, here's ...


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Go into about:config, set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false


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A good URL would be independent of technologies, so a .php or .py or .rb extension is something to be prevented. Mostly, python frameworks(like Turbogears) handle all the URL parsing and the python program that runs in the background gets all its parameters in a nice data structure, so you don't see any file extension in that case. See "cool URIs don't ...


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Check out DownThemAll, which is a Firefox extension which does exactly what you describe. You may have to save the list of URLs as a .html file and open it locally in Firefox to use DTA.


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I found an add-on called Send Tab URLs that copies the URLs of all open tabs with the intention of sending them by email to someone. This add-on also allows the target of the URLs to be the clipboard as well as email so this solves my problem 100%. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4437


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Yes and no. The www is 'just' a subdomain thats used for websites commonly, and unfortunately not all companies set up their second level domain to be accessible without it. If the address you're going to has a www subdomain and its not set up to allow its second level then its necessary. Else no. As for how you set it up, there's both schools of thought ...


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3. The command-line method Download/install/build wget or similar and download from the commandline: wget http://some/url


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This is an Internationalized domain name, or IDN. The encoding it uses is called punycode. Many big registrars are in the business of selling IDN domain names, including GoDaddy, but when I registered my vanity IDN (ə.tv) I found Name.com to be easier. They cost the same as "regular" domains. Here's a list of valid IDN characters--beware, however, that ...


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On Linux, use 'wget' on the command line: wget http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/sundayeditionstream_20081125_9524.mp3 If you want a similar tool on Windows, you could install wget via Cygwin or use one of the GNU Win32 ports. On Mac OS X, there's cURL, which appears to have a Windows build.


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Unix and its variants have always used the forward slash (/) to denote filesystem hierarchy. However, Windows owes its filesystem delimiter, the backslash (\), to its MS-DOS predecessor. And MS-DOS wasnt the originator of that. It was brought over from the QDOS operating system (which borrowed from CP/M), which MS bought and reworked into MS-DOS. Since ...


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To actually answer the question, the original specification gave the protocol http: (or possibly ftp:, gopher:, mailto:, news:, telnet:, wais:, file: or prospero:) then a // to indicate that the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) syntax was being used, then the host (optionally prefixed with user:password@) then address proper starting with another /. This was ...


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More recently, it could be argued that the double slash does have a role. Google recommend (to avoid accidentally calling insecure content from a secure page, for example) omitting the protocol from embedded resources (stylesheets, js etc), like this <script src="//www.google.com/js/gweb/analytics/autotrack.js"></script> So it is now apparent ...


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I would create a batch file containing: start http://example.com/somePage.html And point Task Scheduler to that batch file. You can also test that it will work by running the batch file manually.


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Right-clicking on the frame should show you the option "View frame source". By clicking on it, it will open the source code in a new tab. Its URL is on the address bar. Just have to ignore to remove the "view-source:" prefix, though.


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That's just a GUID, a randomly-generated string that's unique to roughly 1 in 4 billion. Could be anything, but a hacker would probably use a less suspicious URL.



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