The mocks and UX discussion around twitter sharing indicate that the short URL could be inside the message, and not at the end of the message. UX also wants to show the URL so the user knows it will be sent in the tweet. In the web code, I was planning to use "http://bit.ly/XXXXXX" as a placeholder for the URL, since we do not want to shorten the URL before the person sends -- I believe this is against bitly's terms of service too. Ideally the api server could look for that "http://bit.ly/XXXXXX" pattern if shortening is asked for and do the URL replacement of that string with the real URL.
Component: Server: Share → F1
Product: Mozilla Services → Mozilla Labs
QA Contact: share-server → f1
Is this bug still valid? Twitter now auto-shortens URLs in the message and counts all URLs as 20 chars regardless of the actual size, and we now do the same. We also now put the entire long URL directly in the message. Thus, I think this bug is now out of date?
I would say it's fixed, closing
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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