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A URL no longer works as a hyperlink?

By LookinAround
May 23, 2009
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  1. Once upon a time i could create a hyperlink in a TS post for the url below

    Code:
    http://jdvoicemail.altervista.org/imagenes/audioguide.pdf
    Copy/paste the url into your browser and it works

    Yet here's same url in a TS post as a hyperlink
    test link
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +358

    Hmmm I don't get it. Do you mean the forum is not parsing the URL to make it a link automatically when posted as is?
     
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,398   +169

    I mean that i copy the URL directly to my browser window - and it works.

    Yet if i highlight text, then use the hyperlink button to paste the URL into the hyperlink box, click OK to create a link in my TS post, the link subsequently fails?
     
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +358

  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,398   +169

    sorry. you misunderstood me.

    I regularly embed URL/links into text in my TS posts without problem. It's specifically just the one URL in particular that seems to be causing the problem

    Try clicking here

    Then try copy/pasting the same underlying URL to your browser
    Code:
    http://jdvoicemail.altervista.org/imagenes/audioguide.pdf
    btw.. this problem (with this specfic link) just started within last coupla months. As i know i used to provide to people in prior posts (no problem) but have just noticed problem embedding that link starting couple months back.
     
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +358

    Ok I get it now. It seems to me that the server you are linking to has been configured to prohibit external linking to PDF content and that's the source of the problem, nothing to do with TechSpot or the forum for that matter.
     
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 8,398   +169

    Ahhh... Thank you so much for that answer.

    It seemed it would likely be somehow related to the server but didn't know how that might be.

    Now i do. Thanks :)
     


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