Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is used to name or identify a resource. URI can be classified as Uniform Resource Locator (URL) and Uniform Resource Name (URN). So every URL is a URI, but not every URI is a URL. URI object can represent a relative URI and does not depend on an underlying protocol handler. This class doesn't have network retrieval capabilities while URL represents an application layer protocol for network retrieval.
Posted on: June 19, 2009 If you enjoyed this post then why not add us on Google+? Add us to your Circles