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RE: tinyurl considered harmful

From: David Booth <dbooth@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 11:40:30 -0500
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20040205113806.02065bc8@localhost>
To: "Jonathan Marsh" <jmarsh@microsoft.com>,
Cc: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, <www-ws-desc@w3.org>

When we do have long URLs, I think it would be fine to supply a tinyurl as 
a convenience in *addition* to the real URL, but not by itself.

At 07:51 AM 2/5/2004 -0800, Jonathan Marsh wrote:

>Yes, I will do that.  The use of tinyurl for the issues list started
>when the url pointed directly into CVS and was too big for one line.
>It's not necessary any more.
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-ws-desc-request@w3.org [mailto:www-ws-desc-request@w3.org]
>On
> > Behalf Of Mark Baker
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 10:20 AM
> > To: www-ws-desc@w3.org
> > Subject: Re: tinyurl considered harmful
> >
> >
> > Ah, I just noticed that tinyurl only seems to be used for the issues
> > list, which is great.  I recommend replacing the tinyurl with the
> > biguglyurl.
> >
> > Mark.
> >

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David Booth
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