Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    3,564
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 212 Times in 189 Posts

    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!
    BATcher

    Mission: identify what we do best and find more ways of doing less of it better

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger Leif's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    U.K.
    Posts
    14,010
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Expand short form URL to full link

    A bit like tinyurl you mean?

  3. #3
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    3,564
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 212 Times in 189 Posts

    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...
    BATcher

    Mission: identify what we do best and find more ways of doing less of it better

  4. #4
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    24,302
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 1,200 Times in 1,045 Posts

    Re: Expand short form URL to full link

    Joe

  5. #5
    Super Moderator BATcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    A cultural area in SW England
    Posts
    3,564
    Thanks
    36
    Thanked 212 Times in 189 Posts

    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"...
    BATcher

    Mission: identify what we do best and find more ways of doing less of it better

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •