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    Expand short form URL to full link

    Since I don't know what this feature is actually called, I can't look it up to find how it works!

    Occasionally I see a link like<pre> <font color=blue>http://www.website.co.uk/shortform</font color=blue> </pre>

    which expands to a full URL, like <pre> <font color=blue>http://www.website.co.uk/much/longer/path/...herealpage.html</font color=blue> </pre>

    when you click on it, and the browser then displays it.

    So, what is this feature called and how (and where) can you set up the mechanism?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Expand short form URL to full link

    A bit like tinyurl you mean?

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    Re: Expand short form URL to full link

    No, not really - this is for the same domain name, not substituting the original one by TinyURL.com...

    If someone were to type my first example into the address field of a browser and press Enter, suddenly, and magically, the second link substitutes the first, and the expected webpage is displayed...
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    Re: Expand short form URL to full link

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    Re: Expand short form URL to full link

    Thanks, Joe - that reference looks like it contains some of what I want. Just a matter of re-re-reading it! And I can look further now I know it's "URL redirection"...
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