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Re: [draft-nottingham-http-link-header-06] concerns about Link header

From: Noah Slater <nslater@tumbolia.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2009 13:19:51 +0100
To: Sam Johnston <samj@samj.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, annevk@opera.com
Message-ID: <20090831121951.GA27253@tumbolia.org>
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 02:09:18PM +0200, Sam Johnston wrote:
> Not only is linkrot all but eliminated but the links are higher quality/less
> opaque (eg http://microsoft.com/win7 rather than http://tinyurl.com/decafbad)
> and therefore more secure, plus as everyone's using the same one things like
> visited link colouring still works.

These "short" links increase link rot. Now instead of relying on a single domain
name, and a single host, you are relying on two of each. And as these linking
services go off-line, entire swaths of the Web break silently.

Best,

-- 
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater
Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 12:20:37 GMT

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