Down with tinyurl! (was Re: importing excel data into a python matrix?)
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Mon Sep 20 05:53:06 CEST 2010
On 2010-09-20, Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 06:16:49 -0700, Aahz wrote:
>> Please don't use tinyurl -- it's opaque and provides zero help to anyone
>> who might later want to look it up (and also no accessibility if tinyurl
>> ever goes down). At the very least, include the original URL for
> Do you have something against tinyurl in particular, or would any URL
> shortener service also get your ire?
I'd assume all of them have the same essential problems:
* No hint as to what site you'll be getting redirected to.
* No cues from URL as to what the link is to.
* If the service ever goes away, the links become pure noise.
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