Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)

A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters used to identify a resource. Using specific protocols, this enables interaction with representations of the resource over the World Wide Web. The most common form of URI that you would be familiar with, is the Uniform Resource Locator (URL), also called a standard web address.


How Bandwidth is Involved with URI

Bandwidth is involved with URIs in the same way that every other business with a website is. For example, the glossary page that you are viewing right now has a URI linked to it which is also referred to as a URL or a web address. When navigating the internet, users can find pages that they are looking for via URIs. If the Bandwidth website was considered as a neighborhood, then each webpage on our site could be considered a location or “home”. In turn, the URI could be considered the address that gets a user to their desired webpage or “home”.


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