Dave Cross
and 2 contributors

NAME

WWW::Shorten::Shorl - Perl interface to shorl.com

SYNOPSIS

  use WWW::Shorten::Shorl;

  use WWW::Shorten 'Shorl';

  $short_url = makeashorterlink($long_url);
  ($short_url,$password) = makeashorterlink($long_url);

  $long_url  = makealongerlink($short_url);

DESCRIPTION

A Perl interface to the web site shorl.com. Shorl simply maintains a database of long URLs, each of which has a unique identifier.

Functions

The function makeashorterlink will call the Shorl web site passing it your long URL and will return the shorter Shorl version. If used in a list context, then it will return both the Shorl URL and the password.

Note that Shorl, unlike TinyURL and MakeAShorterLink, returns a unique code for every submission.

The function makealongerlink does the reverse. makealongerlink will accept as an argument either the full Shorl URL or just the Shorl identifier.

If anything goes wrong, then either function will return undef.

EXPORT

makeashorterlink, makealongerlink

SUPPORT, LICENCE, THANKS and SUCH

See the main WWW::Shorten docs.

AUTHOR

Iain Truskett <spoon@cpan.org>

Based on WWW::MakeAShorterLink by Dave Cross <dave@dave.org.uk>

SEE ALSO

WWW::Shorten, perl, http://shorl.com/