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Anatomy of a URL

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Step-by-step explanation of the parts of a url using an address from Public Health Canada

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Anatomy of a URL

  1. 1. Anatomy of a URL http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/toolkit-eng.php
  2. 2. 1. Country or Organization Type <ul><li>http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/toolkit-eng.php </li></ul><ul><li>Top level domain – country code for Canada </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Domain <ul><li>http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/toolkit-eng.php </li></ul><ul><li>Domain of the organization – Government of Canada </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Department Domain <ul><li>http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/toolkit-eng.php </li></ul><ul><li>Domain of the department as a sub-domain to the organization – Public Health Agency of Canada </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Server <ul><li>http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/toolkit-eng.php </li></ul><ul><li>Host = web server address </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Full Path and Filename <ul><li>http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ php-psp/toolkit-eng.php </li></ul><ul><li>php-psp = top directory/folder. Refers to script and server pages toolkit-eng.php = filename. Toolkit web page </li></ul>

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