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In technical writings are good established standards for formatting literature references. But that doesn't work this well for URLs. How should these references be formatted?

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Every style guide I've seen has shown the proper way to format websites in a Works Cited page. –  Ralph Gallagher Jan 7 '11 at 15:42
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Check out the question What are the most common style manuals?, find the one that is pertinent to the intended publisher of your piece of technical writing, and look up how they suggest you format a URL. Make sure you have a recent edition, but all style manuals I know of should offer you their canonical way to handle URLs.

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