__/ [Mark Kent] on Tuesday 11 October 2005 23:06 \__
> begin oe_protect.scr
> chrisv <chrisv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>__/ [chrisv] on Tuesday 11 October 2005 17:23 \__
>>>> I was unaware of any "netiquette" issue regarding long URL's. All
>>>> proper newsreaders handle them just fine.
>>>That depends on your definition of "proper".
>> Not breaking long URL's, and correct line-length and wrapping, are
>> good indicators...
>>>Also bear in mind that UseNet
>>>is not accessed by just newsreaders. Archives and Web interfaces have to
>>>be catered for as well.
>> Archives? Google? Considering the "lifetime" of many URL's, I'm not
>> sure that's really something to worry about. The link can still be
>> reconstructed, if need be...
>>>It's that recurring theme of "people do not use it the way you intend",
>>>be it a Web site or (God forbid) a chainsaw.
>> Well, to each his own, I guess. Personally, I don't like the
>> tinyurls, either as a "poster" or a "clicker".
> There is a more fundamental point, though, which is what happens when
> tinyURL disappears? I could understand posting both the short and the
> long URLs, but just the short one?
Good point which I will bear in mind.
I frequently think of that issue when I use message-id.net, which is a
service that a fellow 'newsgrouper' from alt.html set up as a jumping board
to Google Groups.
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