[Talk-GB] OSM shortlinks problem

Robert Scott lists at humanleg.org.uk
Mon Mar 29 15:04:12 BST 2010

On Monday 29 March 2010, Tom Chance wrote:
> If you have any particular powers over Google and Microsoft... :-)
> As mentioned, I can and do use a different URL shortener for now, but it is
> a UI element right there on the home page that will lead to people sending
> around broken links. That can't be good.
> If geohashes or some other system can be implemented - tinyurl, bit.ly etc.
> doesn't seem to use punctuation marks - that would be great.

A quick solution for this would be for the osm server to accept an alternate character for '-'. An underscore or tilde perhaps, or do these cause similar behaviour?

RFC4648 base32 proposes '='.


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