]> matt's blog http://www.cluecan.ca/blog/90 en Re: [discuss] don't use lengthy text strings for displayed links please http://www.cluecan.ca/node/260 <p>Evan Leibovitch writes:<br /> &gt; &gt; There's always tinyurl, shorturl, ...<br /> &gt; &gt;<br /> &gt; Doesn't help. The problem isn't in the length of the URL but the text<br /> &gt; between <a > and </a>. If that is a long, unbreakable "word", most<br /> &gt; browsers will scroll to acommodate. Thus the longer and unshrinkable<br /> &gt; middle column.<br /> &gt;<br /> &gt; Going to tinyurl is only useful here if you care about reading the raw<br /> &gt; HTML or really want to use the URL in the displayed text.</p> <p>Wasn't Bill's problem a URL _as_ the text? Anything in a language<br /> (ie. English, French, ...) would have spaces and would break up properly on</p> Thu, 25 May 2006 18:02:29 -0400 Re: [discuss] don't use lengthy text strings for displayed links please http://www.cluecan.ca/node/261 <p>Evan Leibovitch writes:<br /> &gt; &gt; There's always tinyurl, shorturl, ...<br /> &gt; &gt;<br /> &gt; Doesn't help. The problem isn't in the length of the URL but the text<br /> &gt; between <a > and </a>. If that is a long, unbreakable "word", most<br /> &gt; browsers will scroll to acommodate. Thus the longer and unshrinkable<br /> &gt; middle column.<br /> &gt;<br /> &gt; Going to tinyurl is only useful here if you care about reading the raw<br /> &gt; HTML or really want to use the URL in the displayed text.</p> <p>Wasn't Bill's problem a URL _as_ the text? Anything in a language<br /> (ie. English, French, ...) would have spaces and would break up properly on</p> Thu, 25 May 2006 18:02:29 -0400