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It has been recognized for many years that URLs are poor substitutes for [[Web Site]] [[Identifier]]s<ref>Jakob Nielsen, ''URL as UI'' https://www.nngroup.com/articles/url-as-ui/</ref>. Yet no one has found a such a substitute.
 
It has been recognized for many years that URLs are poor substitutes for [[Web Site]] [[Identifier]]s<ref>Jakob Nielsen, ''URL as UI'' https://www.nngroup.com/articles/url-as-ui/</ref>. Yet no one has found a such a substitute.
 
==Solution==
 
==Solution==
Is still being sought; here are some ideas:
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A good solution is still being sought; here are some ideas:
 
* Brand Names
 
* Brand Names
  

Revision as of 16:02, 11 September 2018

Full Title or Meme

The Universal Resource Locator was created as a human-readable name to allow look-up of the actual address of a network attached computer.

Context

  • What was actually defined was a hodge-podge of information that no normal human could every understand. It now includes:
  1. A schema, which most people call a protocol. For a web site this will be HTTP: or for secure sites HTTPS:
  2. The host name which can be a long string of uncertain meaning; not just IBM.COM but also:
  3. The port number which can be used to extend the number of End Points that one computer can host. for the will defaults are: 80 or 443.
  • Originally all URLs were written in ASCII characters. As might be expected some countries want different character sets to correspond to their local language.

Problem

It has been recognized for many years that URLs are poor substitutes for Web Site Identifiers[1]. Yet no one has found a such a substitute.

Solution

A good solution is still being sought; here are some ideas:

  • Brand Names

References

  1. Jakob Nielsen, URL as UI https://www.nngroup.com/articles/url-as-ui/