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jknopp

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Redirects hide referrer
« on: April 09, 2014, 10:15:56 PM »
If I have a link on page A pointing to URL B, and B is permanently redirected to URL C, and C is 404, the Broken link list shows C with B as the referrer. Unfortunately A is not mentioned, even though I've increased the referrer listing limit to 3. This makes it impossible to find out where the broken link actually is. Having B in the mix is potentially useful, but not at the expense of A.

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Re: Redirects hide referrer
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2014, 06:02:57 AM »
Hello,

a solution in this case would be to make sure that URL B returns 404 http code, which will allow to find out referring link A.
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Re: Redirects hide referrer
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2014, 02:12:48 PM »
Unfortunately that isn't a realistic solution in this scenario (it would mean a significant increase in load and complexity).

 

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