||More about URLs
A typical URL: http://www.grasp.com/fspsupp.htm
It has these parts:
- The 'http' part of a URL indicates
that the page is a Web page (as opposed
to other formats for data on the Internet).
- 'www.grasp.com' is the primary name
for the Web site, which allows the Internet to find the computer on which the
- The remainder of the URL is a way
of pointing to a specific page on that computer.
- The 'htm' suffix (which is sometimes 'html') indicates that
the file is comprised of a set of instructions in HTML (HyperText
Markup Language), which give the formatting codes for all
Your Browser sends a request for a
URL to your Internet
connection; that request travels the Internet
to the computer that has that page; that computer sends the page
back to your Browser. In essence, that
is how the World Wide Web works.
Of course there is much more to learn about the Web,
from the Web itself. You might want to
start at the site for the W3 Consortium.
You can use SearchPal to go directly
to a URL that is displayed in an application
window, with the Capture and go to URL
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