Absolute URLs

To create a link which specifies an Absolute URL, you specify the server type (ie: http), the host name (ie: www.eelab.usyd.edu.au), and full path name specification (ie: /abs-url.htmll), for example, the following URL:


could be used in an Anchor tag to point to the document you are currently reading.

It is highly recommend that you use a relative URL instead of an absolute URL in your Anchor tags. The reason for this is that it is much easier to move a group of related HTML documents to a different directory (or a different server), without modification, if you are using relative URL specifications.

Tell me more about Relative URLs.

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Revised: Friday, 23 July 1999 by EIE WebMistress