At Fri, 26 Feb 2010 10:00:15 -0500,
Esme Cowles <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> One solution to this problem is to use a reverse proxy instead of a
> redirect. We do this for our ARKs, so temporary URL is not shown to
> the end user at all.
> This is not a general solution, especially for people who are
> redirecting externally and are concerned about the phishing scenario
> described in:
> I think the ideal solution would be to have the browser location bar
> show the original URL, with a conspicuous indication of redirection,
> which would provide access to the redirection chain and the final
> URL. Bookmarking would default to the original URL, but provide the
> option of using the final URL instead.
Hi Esme -
This is a great solution, as long as you control both sides. Thanks
for pointing it out.
Your solution for the browser is very close to one proposed at .
This bug is now 9 years old.
I believe that there is some reluctance among browser authors to
change the behavior at this point.
If others on this list are interested in persistent identifiers, and
you have some time, I think it would be worth your while to research
this issue. It might be useful in the future to demonstrate that there
are people who care about this issue.
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