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Use URL redirection services to distribute AppleScripts
Authored by: Graff on Jul 07, '04 11:56:54PM

The only problem is that many people have tinyurl.com and other redirector sites blocked because they are often used to hide links to nasty sites when people post to Slashdot, blogs, and mailing lists. Redirection services are just not safe to trust and a lot of us take the smart route and block them from working.

If you really want people to visit your web site and see your AppleScript then be sure not to use a redirection service.

Also keep in mind that using the applescript:// URL scheme is akin to those annoying pop-up ads that open up a separate window when you visit a web site. Nothing is more annoying than clicking a link and having Script Editor run and open a window with a script that you didn't expect to see. If you want people to try out your scripts then either put up a plain text listing which appears normally within the current browser window or allow the user to download a file containing the script. You'll get a lot better exposure that way rather than irritating people with the applescript:// URL scheme.

- Graff



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