Website Terminology Glossary
A web address bar, also known as a URL bar or address field, is a component of a web browser that displays the current web page’s URL (Uniform Resource Locator) and allows users to enter new URLs to navigate to other web pages.
The web address bar typically appears at the top of the browser window and contains a text field where users can enter the address of the web page they want to visit. When a user enters a URL into the address bar, the browser sends a request to the web server associated with that URL and retrieves the web page content, which is then displayed in the browser window.
The web address bar also displays other information related to the web page, such as whether the page is secure (HTTPS), whether it is loading or has finished loading, and whether the page has any errors. Some web browsers also provide additional functionality in the address bar, such as the ability to search the web or access bookmarks.
The web address bar is a key component of web browsing, as it allows users to easily navigate between different web pages and access the content they need.