From: Rob Stewart (stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-21 15:35:24
From: David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>
> Rob Stewart <stewart_at_[hidden]> writes:
> > From: Walter Landry <wlandry_at_[hidden]>
> >> I'd like to add that, of the half-dozen free/open software lists I
> >> read, boost is the only list that uses tinyurl's. Making boost more
> >> or less dependent on tinyurl seems unnecessary. In addition, someone
> >> who is not mark may post a url like
> >> http://foo.com/~mark/new_algorithm.pdf
> >> Later mark (not the original poster) moves their site to mark.com, so
> >> the site moves to
> >> http://mark.com/new_algorithm.pdf
> >> With tinyurl's, it is much harder or impossible to find the new page.
> It looks hard or impossible to me even without tinyurls. How do
> tinyurls hurt this situation? Are you really likely to find the new
> url by probing likely new urls based on the old one?
If you were aware that foo.com/~mark became mark.com, you could
make the translation having the other information in the original
URL. Using the TinyURL, the information is lost.
-- Rob Stewart stewart_at_[hidden] Software Engineer http://www.sig.com Susquehanna International Group, LLP using std::disclaimer;
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