Outbound Link Problem

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

       I was updating a hub today, having found additional links to further history. I was in the process of inserting a links capsule for 'here is more info on the subject of this hub' purposes.
    I know we are admonished from "posting links" in the forums; I take that to mean links promoting our own hubs, or for any promotional purpose. 

       However, in order to address my question, it is very necessary to post this pair of particular links:

    1)  http://sflib1.sfpl.org:82/search/dsutro … ndexsort=-

    2)  http://www.google.com/images?hl=en& … mp;bih=790

    Neither of these will work within the links capsule.  I must note that the forum posting utility has severely truncated both of the above:  the first one is actually about 3 lines long, the second is 5 lines long.  They both point to very specific pages within the site found via Google.

    (And, incidentally, they also work fine from within this post, in spite of having been so shortened!!)

    The first one comes up on the 'test link' function simply saying "bad link."  (It is not! It is a fully clickable link, and works just fine when clicked upon from within the MS Word document in which I have it saved.)

    The second one, upon trying the 'test link' function, simply does nothing...it just sits there, and returns nothing, not even a 'bad link' advisory.  This link, also, is a valid link, and works when clicked upon from within my saved document.

    What is going on here, and why can I not use these links?

    Thank you.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Try copy/pasting the link into a regular text capsule. Then edit the text part to what you wish it to say.

    Just an idea. No guarantees.smile