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    Default Re: What's with the tinyurls ?

    Jim Henderson wrote:

    > On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:45:37 +0000, Per Jessen wrote:
    >
    >> Jim Henderson wrote:
    >>
    >>> The NNTP->Web gateway uses TinyURL because many newsreaders will
    >>> wrap URLs and make them unusable.

    >>
    >> Just my opinion - it's not the business of a gateway to fix that kind
    >> of
    >> "problem". In fact, a gateway should not concern itself with content
    >> at all, only protocol.

    >
    > I'll keep that in mind - I don't entirely disagree, but at this
    > moment, it is what it is. Maintenance on the gateway is very tricky
    > and since we're trying to track down another issue, my instinct is
    > that this will remain as is for the time being at least.


    "for the time being at least" ?? I'll prod again in 6 months :-)



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    Default Re: What's with the tinyurls ?

    On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 18:48:53 +0000, Per Jessen wrote:

    > Jim Henderson wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:45:37 +0000, Per Jessen wrote:
    >>
    >>> Jim Henderson wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> The NNTP->Web gateway uses TinyURL because many newsreaders will wrap
    >>>> URLs and make them unusable.
    >>>
    >>> Just my opinion - it's not the business of a gateway to fix that kind
    >>> of
    >>> "problem". In fact, a gateway should not concern itself with content
    >>> at all, only protocol.

    >>
    >> I'll keep that in mind - I don't entirely disagree, but at this moment,
    >> it is what it is. Maintenance on the gateway is very tricky and since
    >> we're trying to track down another issue, my instinct is that this will
    >> remain as is for the time being at least.

    >
    > "for the time being at least" ?? I'll prod again in 6 months :-)


    That's fair. I'm certainly not opposed to reviewing the situation
    periodically. :-)

    Jim



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