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Posting link on facebook fails

Post by Huhu » Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:52 pm

I recently tried to post just the link "http://www.juggerblog.net" (s9y blog) as plaintext in a message on facebook together with some text. Turns out this does not work. I ran facebooks debugger but only got error messages like these:
"The 'og:url' property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags."

Any idea why facebook denies the URL to be posted?
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Re: Posting link on facebook fails

Post by yellowled » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:56 pm

Huhu wrote:I recently tried to post just the link "http://www.juggerblog.net" (s9y blog) as plaintext in a message on facebook together with some text. Turns out this does not work.
Interesting – I can not do that for your blog, but for mine. For your blog, FB gives me an error message, something about a function not being available at the moment. I was going to suggest this was a (temporary) FB issue, but it seems to be specific to your blog.

Did you change anything recently, install new plugins or change settings? Did this work before?
Huhu wrote:"The 'og:url' property should be explicitly provided, even if a value can be inferred from other tags."
Should not matter, my blog does not set this explicitly, either.
Huhu wrote:Any idea why facebook denies the URL to be posted?
What I can see at a quick glance in your blog is that there is something funny about URLs. In my blog, the URL for the theme's stylesheet is (currently):

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<link rel="stylesheet" href="http://yellowled.de/serendipity.css?v=1479114329">
In your blog, it's:

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<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.juggerblog.net/index.php?/serendipity.css&v=" />
meaning there is not cache-busting versioning string (the number at the end) emitted. That's odd, but I have no idea why this happens. Garvin? onli? Anyone?

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Re: Posting link on facebook fails

Post by onli » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:52 pm

The cache busting string is coming from $serendipity['last_template_change'], something that is also not set in my installation. Maybe that variable was introduced before both Huh and me set our design?

But that should not be the cause of the FB issue.

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