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uniform resource identifier (URI)

The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a label that uniquely identifies all resources and objects on the global web, including the protocol and service used.

A URI for an e-mail - - is structured differently from one for a graphic on a web page or from one for a file transfer - ftp:/dokumente/smtp.txt. The objects identified in the Uniform Resource Identifier can be a text file or a graphic, an Excel file, an audio or video sequence. Each individual object has its own unique Uniform Resource Identifier. The URI is identified by the protocol - http, mailto, ftp, gopher, news - by the service such as World Wide Web(WWW) and by a valid address.

A Uniform Resource Identifier or Universal Resource Identifier can be a Uniform Resource Locator( URL) or a Uniform Resource Name( URN). It identifies specific content on the Web: a sound file, a video file, an image document, or a text document. The terms URI and URL are used interchangeably. A session ID can be appended to the URI identifier to identify sessions.

Englisch: uniform resource identifier - URI
Updated at: 24.11.2020
#Words: 183
Links: label, protocol, service, web page, file transfer (FT)
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