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untiny: Determine the pages where short URLs lead

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untiny 1.0Freely Distributable3HTTP
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This class can be used to determine the pages where short URLs lead.

It accesses the page of a given short URL and checks if it redirects to another URL.

The class returns the final URL if the initial URL redirects to another page.

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URL shortening sites became very popular again, thanks mainly to the Twitter phenomenon.

The problem of using shortened URLs is that users do not know in advance where exactly the links point.

This class provides a simple solution to determine the redirection URL regardless of the short URL service that is used.

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