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About the Internet: being Internet savvy! What is a URL? Uniform Resource Locator (URL) = web address http://www.sac.sa.edu.au What does it mean? http ://www.sac.sa.edu.au hypertext transfer protocol data can be available in a number of different protocols (rules) eg

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About the Internet:

being Internet savvy!


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What is a URL?

Uniform Resource Locator (URL)

= web address

http://www.sac.sa.edu.au


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What does it mean?

http://www.sac.sa.edu.au

hypertext transfer protocol

  • data can be available in a number of different protocols (rules) eg

  • ftp (file transfer protocol)

  • mailto (email)


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http://www.sac.sa.edu.au

world wide web


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organisation name

  • Saint Aloysius College, South Australia

  • Most organisations have their own server name

http://www.sac.sa.edu.au


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http://www.sac.sa.edu.au

type of organisation

  • identifies the type of organisation - educational

  • have to apply for a domain name to ensure each Internet address is unique

  • domain names can offer clues as the type of organization


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http://www.sac.sa.edu.au

geographic indicator

  • clues as the country of origin of the server can be gained from the country code - australia

  • as the Internet originated in the United States, this is assumed to be the point of origin, unless specified by a country code


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http://www.sac.sa.edu.au/Library/Library/library.htm

directory and file name

  • Internet resources are organized into directories and file structures

    • Library folders contains filecalled library

  • this can give you a clue into the structure of the site

  • the more directories, then the deeper into the site the file is embedded




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The tilde ~ sign

  • often indicates a personal page within an official site

  • http://www.unisa.edu.au/~dbrown/

    can indicate a personal page of a member of staff, but it is not an official page of the University


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Finding the Home Page

  • a URL can often lead to a file deep within a website

  • the Home Page is like the cover of a book – it can give useful information such as the author, their qualifications, last update and the purpose of the site

  • you can often find the Home Page by deleting everything after the geographic indicator and pressing return


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Search engines

  • A tool for searching the web

    • Strategies for searching the Internet

http://www.sac.sa.edu.au/Library/Library/library.htm


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