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Broken links

By VitalyT ยท 5 replies
Apr 4, 2016
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  1. Tried to insert this link several times: http://www.amazon.com/Matching-Inte...e=UTF8&qid=1459796988&sr=8-3&keywords=E5-2670

    It gets broken every time.

    Here, I'm converting it into bare text, to avoid transformation:
    Take http://www.amazon.com/

    and add to it:


    The result from clicking on the pasted link and using copy'n paste on that link address differs, which means the automatic link paste code doesn't work right.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,161   +3,259

    I don't see where the difference is at. The both lead to the same item as far as I can tell.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Topic Starter Posts: 3,452   +1,731

    The two links take me to 2 different locations. I don't understand why...
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,161   +3,259

    All I know is I had them loaded in two different tabs. And by switching back and forth, I didn't see any differences.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    :giggle: What you see is not what you get.
    right-clicking ->copy link gives the true data:
    isn't that fun!

    There are multiple redirections being performed and a reference 'from whence did you come'.
    These kinds of things are dependent upon the proxy's where the redirection is initiated - - aka you have no control over the outcome.
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,410   +809

    Ok, this is what's going on...

    We recently implemented a new service that detects Amazon URLs and geo-locates them to the user's appropriate store. For example, if there is a link for an Intel CPU on Amazon.com, and the user clicking is in the UK, it will automatically take him to the same product on Amazon.co.uk

    It will work for UK, Canada, Italy, Germany and a few others. Pretty useful IMO.

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