Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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WIN 24
Windows XP Chapter 1 Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP
each Web page has a unique
address, called a URL (Uniform
Resource Locator), which
distinguishes it from all other
pages on the Internet
title bar
2
Click the Internet icon in the pinned
items list on the Start menu to start
the Windows Internet Explorer
program (Figure 1–21).
Address bar
What is displayed in the Windows
Internet Explorer window?
A title bar, an Address bar, the
Command Bar, a scroll bar, the
status bar, and a display area
where pages from the World Wide
Web display.
Command Bar
scroll box
display
area
status bar
scroll bar
Figure 1–32
Other Ways
1. Click Start button,
in frequently used
program list click
Internet Explorer
2. Click Start button, point
to All Programs, click
Internet Explorer
3. Press CTRL+ECS, press I
Uniform Resource Locator
Any computer connected to the Internet that contains Web pages you can reference
is called a Web site . The MSN.com Web page shown in Figure 1–32 is the fi rst Web
page you see when you access the MSN.com Web site and is, therefore, referred to as a
home page , or start page .
A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is the address on the World Wide Web where
a Web page is located. It often is composed of three parts (Figure 1–33). The fi rst part is the
protocol. A protocol is a set of rules. Most Web pages use the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) describes the rules used to transmit Web pages
electronically over the Internet. You enter the protocol in lowercase as http followed by a
colon and two forward slashes (http://). If you do not begin a URL with a protocol, Internet
Explorer will assume it is http, and automatically will append http:// to the front of the URL.
file specification
or path of Web page at
Web site
colon, forward slashes,
and periods are
required punctuation
http://www.scsite.com/ie7/greatoutdoors
protocol used to
transfer page from
Web site to your
computer
domain name
of Web site
Figure 1–33
 
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