Uniform Resource Identifier
In computing, a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) consists of a string of characters used to identify or name a resource on the Internet. Such identification enables interaction with representations of the resource over a network (typically the World Wide Web) using specific protocols. Schemes specifying a specific syntax and associated protocols define each URI. Computer scientists may classify a URI as a locator (URL), or a name (URN), or both.
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology