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Re: [discuss] don't use lengthy text strings for displayed links please

Evan Leibovitch writes:
> > There's always tinyurl, shorturl, ...
> >
> Doesn't help. The problem isn't in the length of the URL but the text
> between and . If that is a long, unbreakable "word", most
> browsers will scroll to acommodate. Thus the longer and unshrinkable
> middle column.
>
> Going to tinyurl is only useful here if you care about reading the raw
> HTML or really want to use the URL in the displayed text.

Wasn't Bill's problem a URL _as_ the text? Anything in a language
(ie. English, French, ...) would have spaces and would break up properly on

Re: [discuss] don't use lengthy text strings for displayed links please

Evan Leibovitch writes:
> > There's always tinyurl, shorturl, ...
> >
> Doesn't help. The problem isn't in the length of the URL but the text
> between and . If that is a long, unbreakable "word", most
> browsers will scroll to acommodate. Thus the longer and unshrinkable
> middle column.
>
> Going to tinyurl is only useful here if you care about reading the raw
> HTML or really want to use the URL in the displayed text.

Wasn't Bill's problem a URL _as_ the text? Anything in a language
(ie. English, French, ...) would have spaces and would break up properly on

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