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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.