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Since version 1.6, YOURLS can shorten URLs with non standard protocols (other than
What for ?
All links are not intended to redirect to a website. Depending on your needs, you may want to shorten and share short links that redirect to a
mailto: address, an
ftp:// URL, your
When you shorten a non-standard link, a visual clue will be added next to the shortened link.
Supported and forbidden protocols
A wide variety of popular non-standard protocols is included out of the box. They include:
- common stuff:
- developer oriented protocols:
- streaming and music:
- text and voice:
Some protocol are deliberately forbidden for security reasons, such as
I want to allow/forbid a specific protocol
Depending on your use you may want to restrict allowed protocols or add custom protocols to the white list. This is easily feasible: see Public-Shortening#wiki-protocols