Re: URL- short or long?

Subject: Re: URL- short or long?
From: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 09:27:17 -0600

My thought would be:

If the user may be expected either to remember or to retype the URL, or if the user needs to distinguish the content of one URL from another, then understandable words would be preferable. If the URL is provided only as a link that the user will click on with no interest in reusing, use the short version.

On 12/6/2018 7:18 AM, Erika Yanovich wrote:

What is better for users: typing a shortened URL comprising random characters or a longer one comprising actual words?

Erika
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