Links & URLs

Linking is what makes websites so powerful. There are numerous important things to know about linking to other pages, documents and websites.

Links are made using the Web URL, or Uniform Resource Locator. It is an Internet address, for example, http://www.utexas.edu/. The URL usually consists of:

  • the access protocol – https,
  • the domain name – www.utexas.edu, and
  • optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that website.

Links from one page to another or component within the same site should use a short-hand version of the path.