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difference between URL and URI

nivas yl

Joined: Jan 02, 2007
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Hi friends,
can you please tell me what is the difference between URL and URI.

Rao Raghu
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Joined: Jan 05, 2007
Posts: 100
The only difference is that

URI is only for identifying the resource.

URL is for locating/ finding resources.URL will contain request to URI i.e URI is a part of URL

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Krishna Srinivasan
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Joined: Jul 28, 2003
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URI: is a string that identifies any resource. Indentifying the resource does not necessarily mean we can retrieve it. URI is a superset of URL and URN.

URL: URI that specify a common Internet protocol such as HTTP or FTP are also called URLs. URL is an informal term an is not used in technical specifications.

URN: A URN is an identifier the uniquely indentifies a resource but does not specify how to access that resource.
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