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An absolute URL uses the full-path address, such as http://www.domain.com/page1.htm to link to a web page.[1] [2]
An absolute URL typically takes the following form: protocol://domain/path. The protocol is usually http:, but can also be https:, ftp:, gopher:, or file. The domain is the name of the website. (For example, the domain name of Indiana University's central web server is www.indiana.edu. The domain of this website is www.commonlanguage.wikispaces.net.) The path includes directory and file information. You must use absolute URLs when referring to links on different servers.[3]


  1. ^ SEMPO. SEM Glossary. <http://www.sempo.org/?page=glossary> (cited 1 April 2015).
  2. ^ American Marketing Association. Dictionary. <https://www.ama.org/resources/Pages/Dictionary.aspx> (cited 1 April 2015).
  3. ^
    Indiana University. Indiana University Knowledge Base. <https://kb.iu.edu/d/abwp> (cited 1 April 2015).

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