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Address—Uniform Resource Locator, text X[X(1099)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUniform Resource Locator
Synonymous names:Help on this termWeb address; Uniform resource identifier (URI); URL
METeOR identifier:Help on this term433770
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014
Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012
Definition:Help on this termThe 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

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(1099)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term1100

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

Scheme
A scheme is the type of connection protocol that the URL is going to adhere to. The most commonly used on the internet is http. This is always followed by a colon and double backslash ‘://’. It is not compulsory for an entity to provide the scheme information as it is commonly assumed that http:// is the scheme used. But if provided it should be included in this data element as it could vary from the http value.

Web Address Path
Following the scheme, the URL can consist of various types of information from Domain Names, Sub-Domain Names, File Names, IP addresses, Top Level Domain Names and various symbols/special characters such as ‘:’,‘&’,’$’,’#’,’?’ or ’/’. These may all be valid and if provided by the client should be included in this data element.

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.

https://username:password@subdomain.domain.com:port/
directory/
file.txt?parameter=value is a valid URL address.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this termStandards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Person (address)—electronic communication address, text [X(250)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012, Indigenous, Archived 16/09/2014, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Supersedes Service provider organisation (address)—electronic communication address, text [X(250)] Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Indigenous, Archived 16/09/2014, Community Services (retired), Superseded 06/02/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Electronic contact details data dictionary Disability, Standard 13/08/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 06/02/2012

OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) information technology cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) service details cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +

OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) service details cluster Indigenous, Endorsed 16/09/2014

DSS specific attributes +

OATSIH Services Reporting (OSR) service details cluster Indigenous, Archived 07/12/2017

DSS specific attributes +
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