Brian Candler wrote:
> Hmm, I notice that all the external URL links in www.rubygarden.org/ruby are
> being redirected via Google: e.g.
> 
> e.g. RubyTalk:4567
> is rendered as
> http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http%3A%2F%2Fblade.nagaokaut.ac.jp%2Fcgi-bin%2Fscat.rb%2Fruby%2Fruby-talk%2F4567
> 
> and
> 
> HTTP://segment7.net/projects/ruby/drb/DRbSSL/
> becomes
> http://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=http%3A%2F%2Fsegment7.net%2Fprojects%2Fruby%2Fdrb%2FDRbSSL%2F
> 
> Is this intentional? I personally don't like having my casual browsing
> recorded by third parties in this way, and it's annoying to have to manually
> copy the link and edit it each time.
> 

I believe this is a technique to prevent URLs from enhancing their 
Google page rank.  Understandable (perhaps) if the links are for spam, 
though I do not know if this approach does anything to prevent the 
placement of spam URLs in the first place.


I tend to agree, though about having requests proxied.


James
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