More on URIs vs. URLs

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Posted on March 10, 2004 11:07 AM in Computers
Warning: This blog entry was written two or more years ago. Therefore, it may contain broken links, out-dated or misleading content, or information that is just plain wrong. Please read on with caution.

Back in October I posted to my blog about the difference between a URI and a URL. While the information I shared was satisfactory, it didn't really provide a clear, clean-cut view of what the difference is. How do I know this? Because I still find myself wondering what the difference is, months after having allegedly cleared things up!

So, today I took another stab at finding the true difference between the two, and as a result, I ended up finding a clean-cut difference among URIs, URLs and URNs. For a very concise explanation of the subtle differences and some examples, check out Basic Internet Definitions.


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