What does parsing an URL actually mean?


So , I am trying to get a clear answer on this , since parsing seems to be an important step .

I have already read a few articles and I know that parsing is the process by which a stream of data ( like normal text ) is rendered into structured data.

Trying to apply this to node :

Does it mean that when I am parsing an URL , for example , I am converting that URL into a language that JavaScript can understand ??


You mentioned reading a few articles about what parsing is in general, so take a look at this node-specific URL parsing example: https://www.w3schools.com/nodejs/nodejs_url.asp

The example takes a full URL and beaks it down into different parts, so you’ll get a clear idea of what is going on.

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