[Talk-GB] OSM shortlinks problem

Steve Doerr steve.doerr at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Mar 29 19:04:15 BST 2010


Would replacing the hyphen by %2D cure the problem?

Steve


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From: "Robert Scott" <lists at humanleg.org.uk>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 3:04 PM
To: <talk-gb at openstreetmap.org>
Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] OSM shortlinks problem

> 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 '='.
>
>
> robert.
>
>
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