by Volker Weber

url(x) is a web service for managing long, cumbersome URLs. Just like TinyURL or SnipURL except it displays the domain name in the link.

Does not seem to work with Domino URLs yet. At least not for me.

Update: Reported the bug to Dan Phiffer, and he fixed it in one hour. Impressive.


now becomes http://urlx.org/ibm.com/d6c7

Update: He almost fixed it. The interface now understands the URL but does not activate it yet. So, the URL isn't yet working. I am sure, that Dan will fix it as soon as he gets up in the morning. :-)

Update: Again, much quicker than expected:

Fixed! This time for real ;) I had a helpful little link checker function that was getting just a bit too uppity. It now gives a more friendly notification that something might be wrong with the link, but activates it anyway. My guess is that this particular web server doesn't fully support the HTTP HEAD command I was using to do link checking...


oh, that is very nifty. it always irritates me when I don't know where the link is pointing to.

Nico Lumma, 2006-01-02

Now that's what I call support.

Valentin Woelm, 2006-01-03

Indeed a very helpful enhancement to this kind of service. Nice UI and API, too.

Haiko Hebig, 2006-01-03

Your example is not working, possibly you've forgot or overlooked the "Activate" button which appears at the bottom of the page. I'm pretty sure the same thing will happen to a lot of users of this service unless they make it more visible or remove it completely.

Oliver Regelmann, 2006-01-03

Actually no. I had activated the URL, but I overlooked the error message:

transfer closed with outstanding read data remaining

I sent Dan another bug report.

Volker Weber, 2006-01-03

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