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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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Later mark (not the original poster) moves their site to, so
> >> the site moves to
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 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 became, 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           
Susquehanna International Group, LLP  using std::disclaimer;

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