Uniform Resource Locators are a generic scheme for specifying the location of resources. They are most commonly used for identifying locations on the Internet (such as webpages and email addresses) but can be used to reference almost anything.

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What’s the point in having “www” in a URL?

Other than for historical reasons, is there is reason to have “www” in a URL. Should I do a permanent redirect from www.xyz.com to xyz.com or xyz.com to www.xyz.com? Which one would you suggest and ...
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Using .local for internal websites [duplicate]

Is it okay to use app.mycoolname.local for URLs that are private / internal? We have several applications that are web based, but they are private apps and are not exposed to the public. We have ...
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How the heck is http://to./ a valid domain name?

Apparently it's a URL shortener. It resolves just fine in Chrome and Firefox. How is this a valid top-level domain? Update: for the people saying it's browser shenanigans, why is it that: http://com./...
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How can I enforce that my urls always start with www?

I want to ensure that users come to www.mydomain.com even if they arrive through the alias mydomain.com. This is so that I have control over cookies on subdomains, and so that Google sees one single ...
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to www or not to www [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the point in having “www” in a URL? Simple question : should we use www in front of the url address or not... some site said we should and some said exacly the ...
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How to make a URL point to a Tomcat instance?

Sorry if this question makes no sense (no expert here), but I understand that tomcat listens to port 8080 and that url are usually addressed to 80. Is there a way to tell DNS that urls should point to ...
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Rewritten URLs with parameter length > 255 don't work

I'm using mod_rewrite to rewrite URLs like this: http://example.com/1,2,3,4/foo/ By doing this in .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteRule ^([\d,]+)/foo/$ /foo.php?id=$1 [L,QSA] It works fine, ...
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How do you configure IIS 7 to use a subdirectory as the default document?

So I have a website running on a discount asp.net account, and I put an asp.net mvc app in a subdirectory. If my url is 'www.website.com' and my app is in directory 'sample', then 'www.website.com/...
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Absolute urls not working with Apache2 AJP proxy Tomcat

I don't seem to get how to configure ReverseProxy correctly. The URLs returned are all for the root directory "/", not "/tomcat" and only the main "default" tomcat page is displayed. I use Apache2 as ...
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How to set up Google ShortName service for my domain, so that the FQDN isn't needed

The blog post "A 'tinyurl' service for your domain" explains how to set up a ShortName service for your domain using Google Apps. For example, if your domain is example.com and you use Google Apps, ...
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nginx- Rewrite URL with Trailing Slash

I have a specialized set of rewrite rules to accommodate a mutli site cms setup. I am trying to have nginx force a trailing slash on the request URL. I would like it to redirect requests for ...
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How to make nginx remap a part of the URL without sending a redirection?

I have pictures on a path looking like this: /0/1/2/3/4/01234/screenshots/1.jpg The URL to access it looks like this: /static/0/1/2/3/4/01234/screenshots/1.jpg I'd like it to look like this: /0/...
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munin to monitor apache hits on particular URLs

We are having a problem with our web application, and are currently monitoring performance via munin. We have defined a list of URLs that are causing problems, and am hoping for munin to find out from ...
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Access log of nginx: why are foreign URLs logged?

My access log is full of such entries: 178.207.40.219 - - [03/Apr/2014:17:34:37 +0200] "GET http://win.mail.ru/cgi-bin/auth?Login=nutyck@bk.ru&Domain=mail.ru&Password=241716 HTTP/1.1" 403 168 ...
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How to redirect an specific url with specific variables in iis

The idea is to add a rule to my iis (version 7) to redirect this http://www.mydomain.com/folder/Default.aspx?&variable1=eeee&variable2=aaa to: http://www.mydomain.com/folder/Default....
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How to make lighttpd remap a part of the URL without sending a redirection?

Same than here, but for lighttpd. I have pictures on a path looking like this: /0/1/2/3/4/01234/screenshots/1.jpg The URL to access it looks like this: /static/0/1/2/3/4/01234/screenshots/1.jpg ...
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URL redirect not working in IIS 7.5

I am facing problem redirecting my HTTPS web service from HTTP. I have applied CA SSL certificate to my web service and using URL Rewrite, I have done the changes for redirection in IIS 7.5. Here is ...