Quick URLs for some pages

18 January 2004   0 comments   This site

https://www.peterbe.com/q-005

Mind that age!

This blog post is 16 years old! Most likely, its content is outdated. Especially if it's technical.

Supposing I want to send someone a URL to one of the pages of my site. Then if the URL is too long it gets complicated. In emails there's the risk that the long URL gets broken up on many lines. And on SMS there's too much typing. So I've introduced Quick URLs.

For example: https://www.peterbe.com/photos/misc/balloon-flying/ballong_skog_eld.jpg/view becomes https://www.peterbe.com/q-004 Much easier to type in when sending a text, isn't it.

I have to manually select every URL that I want to do this too, but this might change with time. When you enter a Quick URL like the one above you get redirected to the real URL.

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