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Re: [ELPA] New package: shorten-url

From: Nicolas Rybkin
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: shorten-url
Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2019 17:36:52 +0300

See explanation Yuri Khan has made earlier.  My package, like said in comment, makes a request for a URL produced by concatenation of shorten-url-base with a URL passed as an argument and inserts data returned in response in current buffer.  It's up to web server to produce shortened URL.
The idea is that for example https://clck.ru/FHyra may look more nice than
Consider that people you're chatting with may use smartphones and long links would look nasty on small screens.

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  > > Is the shortened URL expanded locally inside Emacs?
  > > Does it refer to a real website?

  > Of course it refers to a real website, the idea is that you can use
  > shortened URL in chat so the people you're chatting with could use it too.
  >  "what made that choice desirable?" it's working and it suits me well :/
  > shorten-url-base is customizable.

Now it is starting to make sense, but it presumes that the shortened
URL is defined on a web server, not just in Emacs.  Does your package
set up the definition too?

That wasn't clear to me when I read the first message.

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