What Is A Relative URL?


A relative URL is a partial URL path that is provided relative to the page or site that it's on.

It's usually up to the platform, browser, or viewer of the URL to match and put together the other parts of the URL to make it complete. For example, append the website's domain name and TLD to the partial URL.

Use Cases and Examples

Here are some examples of relative URLs:

When any of the above links are clicked, the domain name of the blog will be prepended to it, thus ending up with https://www.eddymens.com/blog and https://www.eddymens.com/about.

Relative URLs are used when the page being referenced can be found on the same site its mentioned on.


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