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    Hyperlinks and URLs. A hyperlink is a certain kind of "clickable" text or graphic, which the Web browser generally responds by loading a new Web page. A uniform resource locator (URL) is a special address that uniquely identifies a Web page on the Web.

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    Default What's the difference between a URL and a link?

    A URL is an address, like A link (also known as "anchor text") is a line of text that, when clicked, takes a person to the URL.

    So a link is the text you click and a URL is the place you go to.

    Links can also be images. For example, you might click the "Yahoo! Answers" logo at the top of this page, and it will take you to the URL

    URLs typically start with http://

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    Links are not the same as URLs, though sometimes people say "link" when they mean "URL." For example, "Type the link into your web browser." A link is a snippet of text that has been associated with a URL. If you click on that text you are brought to the page that the URL points to.

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