Sakai
  1. Sakai
  2. SAK-15653

Add a tinyurl implementation to make sending URLs in emails etc simpler.

    Details

    • Type: Feature Request Feature Request
    • Status: Closed Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.7.1
    • Fix Version/s: 2.8.0
    • Component/s: Portal
    • Labels:
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    • 2.8 Status:
      Closed
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      Description

      We need a TinyUrl like system whereby a tool can generate a link to something which might be horrendously long (ie those off the toolstate- kind where many parameters are needed to preserve state), call a method which creates a tinyurl link and returns it instead.

      This link could then be sent in emails easily. When clicked it would be translated back to it's original form and passed to the portal or similar.

      something like
      http://your.sakai.server/tiny/12345

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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment -
        I have this in contrib for now, ideally this could be reviewed and go into trunk.

        https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/lancaster.ac.uk/tinyurl-sakai
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment - I have this in contrib for now, ideally this could be reviewed and go into trunk. https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/lancaster.ac.uk/tinyurl-sakai
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment - Moved to https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/tinyurl
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        Antranig Basman added a comment -
        Please note that at CARET we have developed this tinyURLService https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/caret/tinyurl-service which we have been using in production for over a year.
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        Antranig Basman added a comment - Please note that at CARET we have developed this tinyURLService https://source.sakaiproject.org/contrib/caret/tinyurl-service which we have been using in production for over a year.
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment -
        I did notice the CARET one after I had developed this one, the functionality is essentially the same. Aaron Z, myself and several others are prepared to maintain this and I'm quite willing to develop it for K2.
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment - I did notice the CARET one after I had developed this one, the functionality is essentially the same. Aaron Z, myself and several others are prepared to maintain this and I'm quite willing to develop it for K2.
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        David Adams added a comment - - edited
        Any such tool or service should probably not use the name "TinyURL" as it's a US trademark: [deleted link]

        Edited 2009-10-05: The link I posted included some session information apparently. A followup search reveals that "TinyURL.com" is not *yet* a trademark, just that the application has been made.
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        David Adams added a comment - - edited Any such tool or service should probably not use the name "TinyURL" as it's a US trademark: [deleted link] Edited 2009-10-05: The link I posted included some session information apparently. A followup search reveals that "TinyURL.com" is not *yet* a trademark, just that the application has been made.
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment -
        We discussed that here, but not being a lawyer, do trademarks still apply even if that portion of the word is incorporated into a larger word to make it a different word? And spelt differently with different uppercase characters? (TinyUrlService is what it currently is)

        Happy to change it though. Open to suggestions.

        Seth also had some good ideas for names at the Boston conference :)
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment - We discussed that here, but not being a lawyer, do trademarks still apply even if that portion of the word is incorporated into a larger word to make it a different word? And spelt differently with different uppercase characters? (TinyUrlService is what it currently is) Happy to change it though. Open to suggestions. Seth also had some good ideas for names at the Boston conference :)
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        David Adams added a comment -
        Well, I can't speak to the legal technicalities, myself, but I think it's important to distinguish this tool from TinyURL.com. I've already encountered confusion on the issue among folks I work with.

        On the other hand, I'm sure there's no good name for this type of service that isn't already taken, whether it's trademarked or not. Confluence seems to call them "Tiny Link"s, but of course there is a tinylink.com which provides the same service. Also shorturl.com.
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        David Adams added a comment - Well, I can't speak to the legal technicalities, myself, but I think it's important to distinguish this tool from TinyURL.com. I've already encountered confusion on the issue among folks I work with. On the other hand, I'm sure there's no good name for this type of service that isn't already taken, whether it's trademarked or not. Confluence seems to call them "Tiny Link"s, but of course there is a tinylink.com which provides the same service. Also shorturl.com.
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment -
        This is now in and has multiple configurable implementations.

        For further updates, see
        http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/SHRTURL/Home

        or contact the Sakai2 Technical Coordination Committee.
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        Steve Swinsburg added a comment - This is now in and has multiple configurable implementations. For further updates, see http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/SHRTURL/Home or contact the Sakai2 Technical Coordination Committee.

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            Steve Swinsburg
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            Steve Swinsburg
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