Hi friends, I want to know the difference between the URI and URL. I dont know where to give this question. BUt friends please dont give the links which give the solution, because i have searched in the net. I didnt get the corect answer, because i got the solution just quite differently. So friends please send me the corect answer.
The contemporary point of view among the working group that oversees URIs is that the terms URL and URN are context-dependent aspects of URIs, and rarely need to be distinguished. In technical publications, especially standards produced by the IETF and the W3C, the term URL has long been deprecated, as it is rarely necessary to distinguish between URLs and URIs. However, in nontechnical contexts and in software for the World Wide Web, the term URL remains ubiquitous. Additionally, the term web address, which has no formal definition, is often used in nontechnical publications as a synonym for URL or URI, although it generally refers only to 'http' and 'https' URIs.
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings:
in popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) � many popular and technical texts will use the term "URL" when referring to URI; strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for global identifiers of network-retrievable documents was the core idea of the World Wide Web. In the early times, these identifiers were variously called "document names", "Web addresses" and "Uniform Resource Locators". These names were misleading, however, because not all identifiers were locators, and even for those that were, this was not their defining characteristic. Nevertheless, by the time the RFC 1630 formally defined the term "URI" as a generic term best suited to the concept, the term "URL" had gained widespread popularity, which has continued to this day.
An Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the term used to identify an Internet resource. An Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is used by a browser to identify a single document. The difference between the two is subtle. An URL refers to a Web page, including the scheme( http, https, ftp, news, etc.), but without a name location. for eg. http://www.mywebsite.com/test/mypage.htm An URI refers to a Web page including the location of the code fragment, if one exists, and the scheme. for eg. http://www.mywebsite.com/test/mypage.htm#myplace
Because Web servers allow for default documents and do not require a scheme to retrieve a document, the subtle difference between an URL and an URI is hard to tell.