A URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) is an alphanumeric string that identifies a resource in a computer system; often on the Internet. A URI is comprised of several parts, with the scheme defining the purpose of the URI.

A URL (http://gototags.com) is a type of URI whose scheme is http or https.

Common Schemes

There are many different schemes used in URIs, and a handful of very common ones:

  • http (website)
  • https (secure website)
  • ftp (file transfer protocol)
  • file (local file)

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Updated on September 1, 2017

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