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An important term when learning the Web.  A URL is short for Uniform Resource Locator and relates to a location on the Web.  This may be a web page, an image, video or some sort of file resource that allows a web browser or application to target and download from a web server.  It works much the same way as a file path on your home computer however URL's were designed to access locations across the Web to remote servers.

Here's an example showing the web page URL added to the browser's address bar.  When the page loads there generally will be multiple URL's embedded within the source code in the background. These URL's in conjunction with "HTML tags" will then fetch the various resources from the hosting web server such as images, sounds, style sheets, JavaScript and more.

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