Here's something I hope might be useful when including long URLs in list postings. I use a mailer (Netscape's Communicator email client) which hyperlinks any URLs in messages. Problems arise on occassion with a real long URL, as it breaks onto a new line and the hyperlinked URL doesn't work.
The above page will provide you with a short URL which will redirect to an entered URL.
This is intended for extropians and a couple of other mailing lists I'm on, and is not advertised to the general public. The short URLs are available first-come first-served, and will be reused at some point, so don't rely on these for permanent bookmarks.
Michael Wiik Principal Messagenet Communications Research Washington DC Area Internet and WWW Consultants http://messagenet.com firstname.lastname@example.org