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Highlighted at the top of this web browser is the location of the URL.
Highlighted at the top of this web browser is the location of the URL.

URL stands for Universal Resource Locater or Uniform Resource Locator. The concept of a URL was created by Tim Berners-Lee.

The address of a web site is also referred to as a URL. For example http://www.brocku.ca or http://kumu.brocku.ca or http://www.example.com. URLs can be identified by their prefix or protocol http:// or https:// . The s in https:// stands for secure and indicates that the connection is encrypted. Most web browsers do not require the inclusion of http://

All web pages and all other files on the web have a URL. Individuals can establish the URL that they are on at any moment by glancing to the top of their web browser. The URL or address bar is normally at the top middle of a web browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari.

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