On Wed, 12 May 2004 18:57:26 -0400, Peter T. Daniels
<grammatim@...> wrote:

> Using "tinyurl" and equivalents conceals the domain name, and from the
> domain name it's very often possible to determine the legitimacy of the
> site in the first place, or whether it's going to try to sell you
> something, etc.

Or install some malware...

> I rarely click on links, and I never click on "tinyurl"s.

For this, and probably other reasons, I've been advised to always include
the full-length URL along with a Tinyurl.
Until all applications one is likely to encounter handle very-long URLs
properly, TinyURL is at least a service.

Nevertheless, I'm not trying to change Peter's mind!


Nicholas Bodley /*|*\ Waltham, Mass.
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