Short.cm: Case-sensitive or Non-case-sensitive
Case-sensitivity is a program’s ability to differ between uppercase and lowercase letters in searches, URLs, etc.
Short.cm is a flexible shortening service, as you can choose the sensitivity by yourself. Short.cm automatically creates non-case-sensitive links, but if you prefer case-sensitive links more, simply turn on this function in the "Domain settings" tab.
Case-sensitivity means that if you make a link that contains uppercase letters, it can’t be reached by using lowercase letters.
The link created with the uppercase “shortcm.li/ShortLink” is not the same link, which is created with the lowercase version of the same URL “shortcm.li/shortlink.”
The link with the uppercase letters won’t work when using it with lowercase letters. The program distinguishes these two links as different ones. Each link may have different content in spite of the sensitivity.
Non-case-sensitivity means that the links with uppercase and lowercase letters are the same. If you forget to use a capital letter, you will be redirected to the necessary content in any case. This makes it too easy for you to share links with partners, friends, and colleagues on the go.
The advantages of the case-sensitive and non-case-sensitive URLs
Case sensitivity is a useful function. It prevents the server from returning the wrong directories or files and decreases confusion. Furthermore, when links are case-sensitive, you can use more combinations. Instead of 26 versions, you will have 42 ones.
While learning the rules on how to create a clickable slug, you may face the rule describing that you should not use a “-” to divide the words. The best way to avoid using forbidden characters is to use capital letters to mark the new word.
The example is “domain.com/ClickableSlug.” If the slug contains more than one word, divide them with the capital letters. This method helps to make the link readable and legible.
Non-case-sensitive links are useful during the intensive promotion of the brand. Even if your link contains uppercase letters, you don’t need to mention that while pronouncing the link. In any case, users will be redirected to the necessary content by using lowercase letters
The importance of using non-case- or case-sensitive links based only on how customers will use it. If users will type the link by hands, you have to use non-case-sensitive links. If users won’t type the link by hands, use a case-sensitive function.
Short.cm lets you select which type of sensitivity to use. If you create the temporary link, which will be typed in by hands, turn on the case-sensitive function. After a certain period, you can then turn case-sensitivity off.
You will find this function in the “Domain settings” tab. Just select a checkbox, and save the changes.