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OT: Shortening Amazon URLs (was Re: Lilipu: The Bonsai Language)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Friday, January 2, 2004, 2:16
On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 03:26:22 -0500, John Cowan <cowan@...>

> (the last > part is the ISBN).
Amazon can really produce some unwieldy URLs at times. You can shorten them even further by reducing /exec/obidos/ to /o/ which is sometimes needed to make sure they'll fit on a single line. Try it and see: There. That's almost down to the manageable length range found on "sane" websites. Paul