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difference between URL and URI

 
Siva kandasamy
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Hi there,
What is the difference between URL, URI and URN.
thanks
siva
[ March 26, 2004: Message edited by: Siva kandasamy ]
 
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Here is a reasonable explanation. For the most part, URL and URI are essentially the same thing. But whereas a URL is like an address, a URN is like a name, and you need to use a URN resolution service to look up the address (i.e., the URL/URI) that goes with it. Since such services aren't widely available, URNs aren't much more than a curiosity right now.
[ March 26, 2004: Message edited by: Ernest Friedman-Hill ]
 
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