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Abbreviating URLs

, 3 May 2010 CPOL 3.9K 2
Recently, I had a case where an ASP.NET page displayed the user's URL in a side column. This worked fine except that I found some users had very long URLs, which didn't look right. It occurred to me that I could simple truncate the visible URL while still keeping the underlying link the same. Howev

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Jonathan Wood
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Jonathan Wood has been a software developer for more years than he cares to admit. His current focus is on using C# and ASP.NET MVC to develop website applications, and C++ and MFC to develop desktop applications. His consulting company, SoftCircuits, is known for producing various commercial and shareware products.

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