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Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@gambetta.ICS.uci.edu)
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 17:56:54 -0800


This guy is putting his IP address all over the news
service. I am so tempted to send a death ping to anyone
that describes 'http://' as the type of file you are
accessing rather than the protocol it is using to send it.


Web101 Column: A guide to Internet addresses
6:43 p.m. EST (2343 GMT) December 12, 1997

SAN FRANCISCO (Wired) - If you're reading this on a computer
screen or a newspaper tech section, chances are you already know
what URLs are.

But do you understand how they work? What most newcomers to
the Web don't realize is that every single thing you see or use on
the Web has a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL. That includes
whole Web pages and things like images, scripts, and multimedia.

The most basic URLs (and the easiest to remember) are actually
just the addresses of entire sites, like http://www.hotwired.com or

The first part of a URL - in this case http:// - indicates the type of
file you're accessing.