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  • Andreas Busing
    If you have to or you want to post a long url put them between: and hit enter So even if the URL is broken down in more then one line it still
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 26, 2006
      If you have to or you want to post a long url put them between:

      <url> and hit enter

      So even if the URL is broken down in more then one line it still works as a


      eldman%22> &mode=related&search=%22Marty%20Feldman%22

      B. W.


      -end of message-


      Von: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
      [mailto:evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com] Im Auftrag von Dennis Newson
      Gesendet: Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2006 17:34
      An: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
      Cc: Jan Joachimsen
      Betreff: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Long URLs

      Jan, Eric, Carla, Cristina, Imre,

      I don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill, but the URL sent was:

      http://www.youtube <http://www.youtube.com/watch?> com/watch?

      though it appeared in my mail as two lines - divided after watch?

      I assumed, as Eric indicates, that the only way of dealing with a long URL,
      as quoted above, in an email, is to copy and paste. Tinurling or Snipping,
      as far as I know, can only be done from the site itself. Up until now
      copying and pasting is the only way I know of dealing with long URLs like
      the youtube one above.

      In my original post I was asking if there is an alternative to copying and
      pasting - a slightly tedious process since the first half of the URL often
      opens before you can copy the second half into the browser.

      I seem to remember that Opera used to claim to open long URLs. I thought
      that since URLs have been around so very long, someone would have solved the
      length problem and a webhead would know!

      Best wishes,


      On 26/07/06, Eric Baber <Eric@netlearnlangua
      <mailto:Eric%40netlearnlanguages.com> ges.com> wrote:
      > Dennis,
      > > Thanks. I'd assumed tinyurl, which I used regularly, only works from a
      > > site....and the assumption appears to be correct. I tried, from gmail,
      > > highlighting long URL and pressing Tinyurl button. I got a tinyurl for
      > > gmail
      > > post!
      > It sounds like you:
      > a) received an e-mail into your gmail account which contained a link
      > b) clicked on the link in that email
      > c) copied the address that was in new, resulting browser window
      > d) turned that into a tinyurl
      > The problem with that is that whenever you follow a link in gmail, hotmail
      > or any other web-based e-mail program, the browser window that pops up
      > also
      > contains a bunch of gmail/hotmail etc information, which you don't want.
      > To avoid this, instead of clicking on the link in the e-mail you've
      > received, copy and paste the URL into a new browser window which means
      > there
      > won't be any gmail gumph in there. Once you've explored the site and want
      > to
      > pass on to someone else a URL of a specific page, you'll have a clean
      > address to use with tinyurl.
      > Eric

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