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+ - Mozilla Account Manager->

Submitted by shiflett
shiflett (151538) writes "The upcoming release of Firefox 4 boasts a new feature called Account Manager that aims to make managing passwords online a lot easier, more consistent, and more secure. The Mozilla team has kindly provided me some preview builds of Firefox 4 (with Account Manager) to share, and I show you how to implement it on your own sites and provide a simple demo you can use to learn more."
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Comment: A Few Responses (Score 5, Interesting) 354

by shiflett (#27550595) Attached to: Can rev="canonical" Replace URL-Shortening Services?

A couple of good questions I have seen, and my best attempt to answer them:

1. Don't you mean rel? No, I mean rev. It indicates a reverse link.

2. Why not make your URLs short in the first place? I happen to like my URLs and have made them as short as I want them. They're only too long in some very specific use cases, like Twitter. I could just complain about Twitter, or I could support an idea that makes URL shortening suck less. I chose the latter.

Thanks for reading, and please do feel free to criticize whatever you think is wrong with this idea. I'd like a way to indicate a preferred short URL for my own stuff, and this seems like a pretty good way to do it that makes sense semantically and is easy to implement. For an ongoing discussion about adding an HTTP header to do the same thing (so that only a HEAD request is required), read here:

http://shiflett.org/blog/2009/apr/a-rev-canonical-http-header

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+ - Can rev="canonical" save the Internet?->

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Chris Shiflett
Chris Shiflett writes "There's a new proposal ("URL shortening that doesn't hurt the Internet") floating around for using rev="canonical" to help put a stop to the URL-shortening madness. In order to avoid the great linkrot apocalypse, we can opt to specify short URLs for our own pages, so that compliant services (adoption is still low, because the idea is pretty fresh) will use our short URLs instead of TinyURL.com (or some other third-party alternative) replacements."
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