Re[2]: URL

Subject: Re[2]: URL
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Jul 1995 06:50:00 -0600

If I'm not mistaken, there are two interpretations: "Universal
Resource Locator" and "Uniform Resource Locator". I don't think there
is really any difference; they both refer to World Wide Web
addresses. For example, is the URL for Apple Computer's WWW page.

Does anyone know if there is a "correct" interpretation?

It's not limited to Web address. is an ftp address, for
example. Other protocols which can be named are gopher, news, finger, and
telnet. I think there are others as well, but those are the only ones I

There is also syntax for a port number, when the connection requires a specific
port: will (since 80 is the default port for http) reach
the same page as the above example.

And, since I seem to be the only one who remembers it as "Universal," I feel
compelled to point out that my memory could be failing me on this. The tide is
strong enough in favor of Uniform to suppport its usage.

Have fun,

arlen -dot- p -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com
In God we trust, all others must supply data

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