URL structure

We use URL’s every day, but as a developer we have to know a bit more about their structure and the rules that apply to them. 

This article does a good job of reviewing all these rules: 


Some highlights: 


One part I hadn’t realized was the “parameters” portion after the semicolon- this is apparnetly not used very frequently at all.

The article also discusses a lot of encoding and special character ruls for each portion of the url.