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Problem with amazon urls
I've added some links to amazon products in a links2 script I have installed - it has some modifications icluding the auto deadlink reporting mod, the script itself is proven and fully working but when I click any of the links to amazon product pages they fail. I get the url not available page instead. I've tested the amazon links in a browser and they work fine, they just seem to fail when called from jump.cgi, all the rest of the links in the db work perfectly.

Heres an example of 1 of the links :


Anyone able to give me a clue whats wrong?

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Re: [roman365] Problem with amazon urls In reply to
Don't know if this will help, but I've implemented a new sub-section in one of my directories that utilizes Amazon links:


Of course, the difference is that I open pages in frames, but in terms of the linking, it should be the same...use the "Close Rate Frame" link in the framed book pages to see the URL I am using...

Or look in the Bookstore section linked above and you'll see the link that I use in my database.
Buh Bye!


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Stealth: Oct 31, 2003, 7:57 PM
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Re: [Stealth] Problem with amazon urls In reply to

You appear to be linking to your booklist? That appears to work fine, I'm direct linking to a particular product using affiliate ID, just dont understand why it isnt working??

I am also targeting links in a frame.
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Re: [roman365] Problem with amazon urls In reply to
I've experimented a bit more, it definitely seems to be a problem direct linking to amazon products using an affiliate ID.

Example : www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004UA0O/eternalredemp-21

This works fine but when targetted from my jump.cgi as follows it fails,


(I am using mod rewrite for SE friendly URL's).


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roman365: Nov 5, 2003, 5:29 AM
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Still not managed to figure this one out, anyone else got a suggestion or come across this problem?