phranque - 3:40 am on Nov 26, 2009 (gmt 0) also, as i mentioned previously a long url is relatively useless in print advertising.
In emails there is no size constraints.
true, but practically speaking, after 72 or 80 characters you can certainly have line break problems with urls, especially with forwarded emails.
urls of this length are quite common with the "SEO plugin"-generated title slugs spit out by many CMSs.
many times i have performed the following process:
- copy the "2nd line" of the url
- click on the "head" of the url"
- quickly click the "stop" button on the browser before the inevitable redirect occurs
- paste the rest of the url in the address bar
- click the browser "go" button
not what i would call user friendly.
and completely useless when vocalizing urls, for that matter.
"slash, slash, dot, dot, dash, dash, buh, bye"
also, as i mentioned previously a long url is relatively useless in print advertising.