Coordination between developers in the Python project

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 09:49:19 CET 2012


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 8:49 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:09 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
>>>
>>>> The link to the survey is:http://bit.ly/SzVrJe
>>>
>>>
>>> Careful people do not open anonymous links from stangers. That file could
>>> literally be anything, including a malware injection page.
>>
>> In this case, the link leads to a Google Docs form, which is easy to
>> verify with a URL unshortening service.
>
> By "URL unshortening service" you mean a simple HTTP request to
> bit.ly:80, right? :) Though I admit there aren't many easy and
> convenient ways to do that without immediately following the 301
> redirect.

That's one way to do it.  Although I find it a bit easier to just use
something like unshorten.com, which is the first Google hit for "url
unshortener".  Assuming that you trust that site to not be hosting
malware itself. :-)


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