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URL: Uniform Resource Locator

The action done on the hypertext link depends on both the type of link it is (the URL), and the file name (its extension) itself.

The general syntax of a URL is

URL-type://system/path
where

An example would be

http://www.nrc.ca/imsb/rcsg/unix_course


Table 1.10: URL types and descriptions.
URL type Description
ftp allows connection to anonymous FTP servers
http accesses web server with HTML documents
gopher accesses gopher servers
telnet opens telnet session
file opens local HTML file
mailto opens builtin mail tool to send mail
news connects to news server



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Claude Cantin 2010-10-24