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What does the “://” in a URL mean?

What does the “://” in a URL mean?

Question:
What does the “://” in a URL mean? I understand the “http” and thedomain name, but there must be a reason for the “://”.

Answer:
Actually its not “://” as a single entity; rather, the colon is part of thehttp. The Web browser can handle different protocols (FTP, HTTP, Gopher,NNTP, and so on), each followed by a colon.

The “//” is used instead of “/” when you are starting from the domain namerather than from the pathname.

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