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Submission + - Can rev="canonical" save the Internet? (

Chris Shiflett writes: "There's a new proposal ("URL shortening that doesn't hurt the Internet") floating around for using rev="canonical" to help put a stop to the URL-shortening madness. In order to avoid the great linkrot apocalypse, we can opt to specify short URLs for our own pages, so that compliant services (adoption is still low, because the idea is pretty fresh) will use our short URLs instead of (or some other third-party alternative) replacements."
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Can rev="canonical" save the Internet?

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I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.