Universal Resource Locator

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Universal Resource Locator or URL is a standardised way to point to a networking or local resource, pioneered by Web browsers it has become the most popular way to express locations in most OS's.

URL's files

Collections of shortcuts to web or local files recorded into a plain text file in accordance to RFC1738.

Text editors with URL file support
  • jEdit - Java based editor - URL file syntax highlighting built in - Current.



  • RFC1738 - Original standard from 1994