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making yahoo-group files links (was: [Clip] Re: Find-Replace four characters of which two might be random)

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  • Alec Burgess
    Carol - others? cc d to OFFTopic ... an example: Alan_C uploaded a file named readme.txt to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/files/Alan_C/ If you go
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 17, 2005
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      Carol - others?
      cc'd to OFFTopic

      >> As it sounds like you probably already know, doing a
      >> right click - copy link
      >> won't work. You wind up capturing a gobbledy-gook
      >> redirect reference which
      >> will be correct for some users but not for others
      >> depending (I
      >> think) on
      >> which server they get to yahoo from. Easiest way is
      >> reconstruct the general
      >> URL manually. ie:
      >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/files/ +
      >> filename.zip then delete
      >> the " + " which results in the valid:
      >> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/files/filename.zip
      >
      > Don't think I understood that very well, probably because
      > I probably
      > haven't tried it, but that appears not to matter

      an example: Alan_C uploaded a file named "readme.txt" to:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/files/Alan_C/

      If you go to that files subfolder and right-click - copy link what *I* get
      is:
      (long url, may get broken in email)
      >>
      http://f6.grp.yahoofs.com/v1/UKUDQ46A0p0SOWcXPlc0hq0H0n6OvJLPPzydDyc_F5F1RKa9sApaj88ZNNJ3ouy8S2PnuQteRjb55UEwkMurS0QvPpADDA/Alan_C/readme.txt
      <<

      If you were to try the same thing, you *might* get the same thing, but
      others would get a link that begins with something other than "http://f6."
      Ditto, some users would be able to retrieve readme.txt by clicking that
      link, others would get a 404.

      *Everyone* can use the link I've manually constructed by appending
      "readme.txt" to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/files/Alan_C/ ie:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ntb-clips/files/Alan_C/readme.txt


      Regards ... Alec
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      ---- Original Message ----
      From: "Carol Whitney" <cwhitney@...>
      To: <ntb-clips@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 13:28
      Subject: [gla: [Clip] Re: Find-Replace four characters of
      which two might be random
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