Uniform Resource Indentifier. A way to identify content found on the internet or private intranet. A URI typically describes:

  • The mechanism used to access the resource; for example, HTTP or FTP.
  • The specific computer that the resource is housed in; for example, www.infor.com
  • The specific name of the resource (a file name) on the computer, support.htm

The combined elements thus make up the site and location of a document: http://www.infor.com/support.htm.

A common subset of URI is known as a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and is more commonly known as a website address.