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Snippet Name: Truncate URLs for clean appearance.

Description: Makes nicer looking URLs quickly and easily. Prevent stretching a page out of shape by clipping off the visible portion of the URL.

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Language: PHP
Highlight Mode: PHP
Last Modified: March 16th, 2009

FUNCTION shorturl($url){
    $length = STRLEN($url);
    IF($length > 45){
        $length = $length - 30;
        $first = SUBSTR($url, 0, -$length);
        $last = SUBSTR($url, -15);
        $new = $first."[ ... ]".$last;
        RETURN $new;
        RETURN $url;
// example usage
$longurl= "http://www.google.com/search?q=psoug+substring&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:tr:official&client=firefox-a";
$shorturl = shorturl($longurl);
PRINT "<a href='$longurl'>$shorturl</a>";

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