Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Uniform Resource Locator|
|Synonymous names:||Web address; Uniform resource identifier (URI); URL|
|Definition:||The address of a website on the world wide web (Internet) represented by a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), as represented by text.|
|Data Element Concept:||Address—Uniform Resource Locator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1100|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
The following rules are to assist in data exchange and should not be considered as a standard for the creation of web addresses.
A web address cannot have any white space.
A web address is a uniform resource locator and consists of 2 parts; a scheme and the web address path.
Web Address Path
Most times the client will simply provide a scheme and a domain name, e.g. http://www.domainname.com, or even just the domain name, e.g. www.domainname.com.
This being the case a majority of the time it is still important to understand that a URL can come in various formats and should not be dismissed if it looks incorrect, e.g.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Origin:||Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.|
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person (address)—electronic communication address, text [X(250)]
Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication address, text [X(250)]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|