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July 7, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:41pm

What is a web page?

You're reading one now.

By Alexander Sword

A web page is a document that is accessible through the World Wide Web.

Individual web pages are specified by the end section of a URL, after the forward slash.

For example, Google’s URL consists of the ‘www’ then ‘google’ and ‘com’, with each of these smaller sections of text separated by dots. If a user clicks through to another web page from the main site, such as the Images tab, then /imghp is added to the end of the URL.

There can also be additional directories between the main part of the URL and the part specific to the web page.

A web page is distinct from a website, which may comprise many web pages.

In the early days of the internet, most web pages only featured basic text with links, but in the days of what has been termed ‘Web 2.0’, web pages generally feature text, images and videos.

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