Longest URL Generated Using A URL Shortening Service

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Longest URL Generated Using A URL Shortening Service

United States Chris Harris

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  • response to previous attempt United States Zachary Reidell

    Zachary Reidell

    That would probably cause a dns error or something. There's a limit for a lot of browsers. http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/misc/urllength.html

  • response to previous attempt

    I'm not sure how this record attempt was admitted, since as far as I can tell, there's no proof that the URL leads to a working website. I am positive, however, that the URL does not in fact work. Beyond a certain threshold number of characters, the URL shortening service(s) [I tried a handful, all to the same result] will claim to succeed in creating the URL, but will produce an error message (regardless of browser or whatnot used) and fail to successfully direct to the website. Note that the 389-character entry was denied. 1) This record attempt doesn't meet criteria, and should be handled accordingly 2) Would probably be a good idea to add explicitly to the criteria that the full URL should be included in the info submitted

  • response to previous attempt

    I'm not sure how this record attempt was admitted, since as far as I can tell, there's no proof that the URL leads to a working website. I am positive, however, that the URL does not in fact work. Beyond a certain threshold number of characters, the URL shortening service(s) [I tried a handful, all to the same result] will claim to succeed in creating the URL, but will produce an error message (regardless of browser or whatnot used) and fail to successfully direct to the website. Note that the 389-character entry was denied. 1) This record attempt doesn't meet criteria, and should be handled accordingly 2) Would probably be a good idea to add explicitly to the criteria that the full URL should be included in the info submitted

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