Absolute URLs

An absolute URL contains all of the protocols and information for the file’s location. If I am the owner of www.another-example.com and I want to link to your profile.png image on www.example.com, I will need its absolute URL because it lives on a separate site than mine.

Referring to your directory on the previous page, this is the absolute URL of that file:

graphic of a person smiling


We can compare this to me needing to know the city, street, building, and apartment number of your profile.png because I live in a different city.

apartment building

I'm coming from the city of another-example.com, so I need the full address to any files in example.com!

development absolute file folder url