URL and URI are most best different in their terms. Understanding its capabilities are important as a web master. In this blog we are going to discuss the same.URL is meant to be used to transport Uniform Resource Identifiers. However, in some cases, it can be used to transform Uniform Resource Identifiers into URLs. However, this is not a common use of URL in the current scenario. In most web pages today, the words “URL” are often used as synonyms with the word “web page”. Here we are using “URL” to refer to either a Uniform Resource Name or URI.
What is the Difference Between URL and URI?
A URI is a Uniform Resource Identifier while a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) specifies the location of files on the internet. The idea behind a most best Uniform Resource Locator is that it can be used to access any resource from anywhere on the internet at any time. For example, you can use the same URI for accessing a particular Webpage, but not the corresponding URL. For example, if you have the following URI, it is easy to show how the form can be displayed in different places through out the Internet:
Webpage at Different Locations:-
So, the URI can be used to access the same Webpage at different locations on the Internet without any change to it. It is up to you as an author of the content (i.e., a webmaster) to choose what location or location you want your Webpage to be hosted from (i.e., which server).
On the other hand, URLs always indicate how a particular web page is reachable from anywhere in internet since they are host names that can be resolved by IP address.
For example, if you have the following URL
http://www.example-awards.com/award/rjk9/winners2008.html, the same web page can be
reached by different URLs, as follows:
For example, the Webpage in the above URI can be accessed by typing the following URL into
your browsers’ address bar:
The only difference between these URIs and URLs are the domain name and port number (i.e.,
www.example-awards.com and 8080).
The Differences in Detail:-
As suggested above, a URI is a Uniform Resource Identifier while a URL is the location of files on the internet. When you want to pass or transmit Uniform Resource Identifiers from point A to point B, it is always done using Uniform Resource Locators or URLs. For example, if you want to send someone an email containing an image in it, as you do that, you will use URLs for embedding your images into HTML content or the body of your email messages. Furthermore, you can use the same URI for accessing multiple files, but not the corresponding URL. For example, the same Webpage can be accessed by different people from different locations on the Internet using the following URLs: http://www.example-awards.com/award/rjk9/winners2008.html However, there is a limitation to using Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) for passing or transmitting any data from one point to another. You can use the same URI for accessing
images or documents, but not the corresponding URL. And, if you are a webmaster or content provider who wants to transfer some files from one location to another (e.g., server), then URLs are required for that purpose.
What is URI:-
URI means URIs are basically the unique identifying of a resource (an object or a resource), specified as a string of characters. We have used URL before as we are used to. This is because, URL is easier to understand for most of the web users. There are several different
types of URI which are valid: proper URLs. non-proper URLs. proper URI are treated like URLs in order to identify the server. Non-proper URLs are non-spreadable and are invisible to browsers. You need to know which type of URI is best suited for your site. The URI is something we will be using on our site also. This will help us a great deal. So, if you are a novice, this blog will help you understand URI concepts. You can check out these handy links to understand this better.
What is URL:-
A Uniform Resource Locator or URL is used when you want to pass or transmit Uniform Resource Identifiers from one location to another, while a Uniform Resource Name or URI is used when you want to pass or transmit Uniform Resource Identifiers from one point in the Internet to another. When you want to pass or transmit Uniform Resource Identifiers from one location to another, it
is always done using URLs. A Uniform Resource Locator or URL is nothing but the location of files on the internet. A Uniform Resource Name or URI is the locator of a resource or object in a non-specific, physical sense.
Example of a URL and URI for a Webpage:-
This means any google query can be used to access the same page from different locations.
For example, if you search for “Winner’s 2008” on Google, you will get the following results:
http://www.example-awards.com http://www.example-awards.com http://www.example-awards .com
Similarly, if you search for “Winner’s 2008” on Yahoo, you get:
http://www.example-awards .com http://www .example -awards .com http://www .example -awards .com
http://www.example-awards.com is a URL while
http://www.example-awards.com:8080/award/rjk9/winners2008.html is a URI.
Now that you know the difference between a URI and a URL, you can easily determine the
difference between URLs and URIs for any websites.
Understanding the difference between URL and URI:-
web world is witnessing rapid changes. There is a need of article on the difference between URL and URI. Understanding the difference
is very essential and good practice. It will help you to become a better web
master.URL A URL has a specific and a unique value, like, http://domain.com/faq/vendor/products/ URI is the key.
Why do we use URI and not URL:-
There are many web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, and others. While many of these browsers uses URL to reach the same information, others uses URI for the same. Please understand that the use of url is limited, because there are some restrictions, such as network resources, do items, media queries, as long as users pass the restricted url, they will want to access it.