Possible problem sharing.

  • Patron

    I just wanted to give a heads up about the level sharing system you put together. The example level link you dropped has a 1325 characters long code. The max recommended length for an URL is 2000 characters (you can thank IE for that).

    I did a couple tests, and you can easily make this 1/3 the size:

    1. Compress the code using gzip
    2. Convert that compressed code to base64 so it is easy to share.
    3. Your share code went from 1325 characters to 552 characters.

    Take a look at my result:

    $ ls -la igs_code.txt*
    -rw-r--r-- 1 dannagle dannagle 1325 Nov 22 16:49 igs_code.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 dannagle dannagle 413 Nov 22 16:54 igs_code.txt.gz
    -rw-r--r-- 1 dannagle dannagle 552 Nov 22 16:50 igs_code.txt.gz.64

    Using this method will allow users to share significantly larger levels before hitting URL size limits.

  • Jammer

    Awesome thanks for sharing this Dan!

  • LDG

    Man, the forum did not show me this in new posts, only just now finding it.

    Good stuff, yeah I looked into compression a bit, but of the two methods I tried, both added to the length instead of shortening it somehow.

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