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From: Aaron W. LaFramboise (aaronrabiddog51_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-22 00:06:58

Miro Jurisic wrote:
> Tinyurl (and similar services) discard valuable information from the URL. I
> often use information in the URL itself to judge whether the topic being
> discussed is of interest to me.

To add another example of existing practice, in some forums where
hypertext links are used, it is considered impolite to post a clickable
URL without at least mentioning in plaintext the domain name that it
refers to. I don't know how much information a domain name adds, but I
think a lot of people, myself included, don't like clicking on blind links.

Also, how long do tinyurls last? A year from now, when someone is
searching the archives, will they still be able to follow a tinyurl?
Three years from now?

Aaron W. LaFramboise

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