What is the difference?
A URI is a Unique/Uniform Resource Identifier. It could be compared to a Name (identifier). It is "a compact sequence of characters that identify an abstract or physical resource." Sometimes people even refer to it as a URN.
A URL is a Unique/Uniform Resource Locator. It is the item's name AND its location. It is a "subset" of URIs that, in addition to giving the resource a name/identity, also provide a way to locate it.| Back