Interpreting Web Addresses

The WWW address has 5 parts, some of which may be missing

[Protocol] - message formatting / decoding information
 nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; nbsp; (If missing, default is http).

[Machine Name] - address of the provider's computer

[:Machine Port] - part of the address
             (Usually missing, default is 80.)

[User Directory] - directory name on the provider's machine
             (If missing, page is in top directory.)

[Name of Page] - hopefully the information that you want
             (If missing, picks up default, usually index.html)

Think of this, sometimes very long address, in terms of a request for information that you might make from someone or some organization.