[Owncloud] shared link too long /mail now complete

Christian Reiner foss at christian-reiner.info
Sat Sep 28 15:54:52 UTC 2013

Hello Jan-Christoph, 

On Saturday 28 September 2013 12:39:44 Jan-Christoph Borchardt wrote:
> If the links are too long, we need to fix that inside the function
> where the link is generated. Putting a shortener on that in addition
> doesn’t make any sense.

Sorry, but I disagree here: 
you are certainly right that it is preferable to generate shorter links in the 
first place. However there are reasons for the current length of the links, this 
is not a random effect or anything. 
I don't see a real reason against shortening links and it offers a clear benefit 
to users. This makes it an interesting option. There are lots of opinions and 
statements out there about how evil link shortening is. But sorry, this time it 
is me to say: that is total rubbish as a general statement. It still depends on 
how you shorten, how you store, how you resolve and how you maintain 
those links. The shortening in itself is neither good not evil. 

Christian Reiner (arkascha)
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