Link Unshortener 8.3
From: Jeff Johnson (
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 18:15:30 -0700 (PDT)
Hello mailing list subscribers.

Today I released Link Unshortener version 8.3 in the Mac App Store.

This is a very minor update. Here's what's new:

1) Improved handling of meta http-equiv refresh redirects when the URL is 
relative or quoted.

Most redirects handled by Link Unshortener are HTTP header status codes such as 

However, some redirects are caused by the page HTML:

Link Unshortener has always handled these, but version 8.3 has better handling 
for a few edge cases.

2) Added "utm_nooverride" to list of Known Trackers.

Link Unshortener has always stripped known tracking parameters from URLs, such 
as "utm_source". Version 8.3 adds "utm_nooverride" to the list. This didn't 
actually enable any tracking, because the value is always "utm_nooverride=1", 
and I think the parameter is actually obsolete, but now Link Unshortener 
removes it anyway.

According to this article, "The old version of Google Analytics (ga.js) had a 
URL parameter called utm_nooverride... Sadly analytics.js did away with this 


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