Here are some tips:
Here’s a breakdown of the URL to this article:
URL – https://www.chatelaine.com /technology/ article.jsp?content=20031029_094057_2236
http:// – tells your browser that you want to get access to a Web site.
www.chatelaine.com – is the name of the site.
/technology – indicates that the page is located in the Technology department
/article.jsp?content=20031029_094057_2236 – is the specific name that has been assigned to the story you’re trying to access.
Why is it worth knowing this? Let’s say you are searching for a site using the Google search engine and the page that is returned contains an error message. Try taking a closer look at the URL. You should see a similar pattern on the site you’re trying to visit as described above. For example, you might be able to tell what part of the site the page is in, and even what sub-section. Then all you have to do is delete sections of the URL all the way back to the “.com” and follow the path through the site’s home page. This can help you find “lost” pages and save you the trouble of performing multiple searches.