I have a number of so-called "broken links", but the pages they go to work fine. 90% of them are pages with scientific abstracts on, with web addresses from the APA (American Psychological Association) or NCBI:
I link to the abstracts if I can't find free access to the full papers for my readers. Why are they listed as broken links? Should I not be linking to them?
I've experienced this issue sometimes and what usually works is to delete the link, save the capsule and hub, then edit the hub and add the link again.
What I think happens is that HP's link checking bot crawls outbound links every once in a while, and if it encounters a site that is having temporary server issues, then it gives the broken link warning, and it never re-checks the sites.
me too, you have to recheck the links and input again. Sometimes if one link is broken, you get a headache
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by Paul Deeds 9 years ago
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