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  • is it safe to use shortened URLs from Bit.ly in my HTML markup?

    i mean it "works" when i try it but are there any repercussions?

  • isellpixels
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    is it safe to use shortened URLs from Bit.ly in my HTML markup?

    i mean it "works" when i try it but are there any repercussions?

    Do you mean markup as in the price difference between cost and sale price because if that's what you mean then I have no clue.

    I use google link shortener when I need to shorten links because old people trust google a lot more then the alternative"what the hell is bit.ly am I going to get a virus?"

  • Quinton

    Do you mean markup as in the price difference between cost and sale price because if that's what you mean then I have no clue.

    I use google link shortener when I need to shorten links because old people trust google a lot more then the alternative"what the hell is bit.ly am I going to get a virus?"

    HTML markup

  • i mean yeah it works

    what do you mean by repercussions? only one i can think of is if someone clicks a bit ly link i'm sure they log that persons click data somewhere

  • isellpixels

    HTML markup

    I don't think there are any real problems, google link shortener is definitely the better option though. what if bit.ly goes out of business.

  • Quinton

    I don't think there are any real problems, google link shortener is definitely the better option though. what if bit.ly goes out of business.

    Google literally recommends Bit.ly as they no longer offer their link shortener to anonymous users, which is a big deal if i want to shorten URLs for the sake of loading code faster

    just wasn't sure if the practice of using shortened links inside my code is an accepted practice and safe option across all browsers?

  • isellpixels

    Google literally recommends Bit.ly as they no longer offer their link shortener to anonymous users, which is a big deal if i want to shorten URLs for the sake of loading code faster

    just wasn't sure if the practice of using shortened links inside my code is an accepted practice and safe option across all browsers?

    Yeah pretty common practice for personal/sole trader websites, depending on how often you use them though you may need to do dead-link checks every now and again to make sure all the links still work.

    If your linking to files or images that you have(something that isn't remote i.e not linking to facebook) then the better way to do it would just be to save it on the same server as the website and just link to it on the server so it never goes down.

    essentially you should be fine though.

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