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From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-23 16:57:04

Daryle Walker <darylew_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 7/21/04 7:32 PM, "Darren Cook" <darren_at_[hidden]> 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.
>> I agree. I'd rather see long URLs so I have an idea of where it will take me.

> I hate the lack of context too. Also, the Tiny-URL may hide an unknown
> number of web-commission re-directs. (Doesn't one of these services
> proclaim that reason as why you can't look up their short-hand URLs in
> advance?)

You can always perform the lookup with an HTTP client that merely
prints, but does not follow, redirect responses.

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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