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Most links to shop and product guides are dead
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Most links to shop and product guides are dead

by blnkjns on Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:06 am

Did you change you URL rewrite on the website? I find almost every link in the forum, or in product guides are turning us to the landing page of Adafruit.com. Please fix it or include good redirects for legacy links.

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Re: Most links to shop and product guides are dead

by franklin97355 on Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:45 am

Can you post some links for me to look at? I'll notify the web maintainers in case they can find the problem

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Re: Most links to shop and product guides are dead

by blnkjns on Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:43 am

It keeps occuring, but I kind of find a way to reproduce it. If I go to startpage.com and search say "Adafruit Metro M4 Express", I get this as hit #1:
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-met ... g-atsamd51
If I click it I get redirected to
https://learn.adafruit.com/
If I click it once more, it does go to
https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-met ... g-atsamd51

So first click always has a dead link, second click it works. I have the same on Firefox Windows 10 and Firefox Mac.

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Re: Most links to shop and product guides are dead

by kevinjwalters on Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:12 am

I think it's a problem relating to Adafruit's authorization that's been around for many months. I forget now if I looked at the HTTP response headers but there's probably some auth workflow on something like a token re-issue (in a cookie) where the URL gets lost due to a bug. I never see it when I'm not logged in, just when I first authenticate.

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