WG: [evonline2002_webheads] Long URLs
- 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
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[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Im Auftrag von Dennis Newson
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 26. Juli 2006 17:34
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!
On 26/07/06, Eric Baber <Eric@netlearnlangua
<mailto:Eric%40netlearnlanguages.com> ges.com> wrote:
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> > 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
> 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
> won't be any gmail gumph in there. Once you've explored the site and want
> pass on to someone else a URL of a specific page, you'll have a clean
> address to use with tinyurl.
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