Hot links

by Richard on April 28, 2008

Blogs are built by links. Links are good.

Most of the time.

‘Hot linking’ is not good. Hot links are bad.

A hot link is “is a direct link to a file on someone else’s web site. Usually this occurs with image files but people also link directly to mp3s, mids, zips, pdfs and others.”

If there’s a file on connexions - an image, .doc, .pdf or something that you’d like, please link to the page that links to it here. Don’t hotlink that file. It’s naughty and wrong.

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Oloryn 04.29.08 at 10:56 pm

Hotlinking also risks having the site hosting the original image (or other item) switch it for something embarassing to the hotlinker (while switching the links on the original site to the (renamed) original item, so they’re not embarassed). Suddenly, you find that your site now sports an image reading “This person is a thief”(or something worse).

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