Definition : Uniform Resource Identifier
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What does URI mean?

Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a string of characters used to identify a resource either by location (URL), or a name (URN), or both (URL and URN). A URI has two specializations known as URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and URN (Uniform Resource Name).

Popular Confusion:
Most of the people have a confusion between URN and URL. URN is a resource name (file name or a resource name like ISBN number) and URI is an absolute location of a web resource (eg: http://example.com/index.html)