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xantia_v6
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Minor change to forum software

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I identified what appears to be a small syntax error in the forum software which appears to have been upsetting the Google search bot. I have (temporarily) applied a patch to see if it makes any difference.

If I have done it correctly, there will be no difference in behaviour for normal users, but I thought that I should warn you just in case...

BTW, this should only affect (if anything) the behaviour of links in posts.
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Re: Minor change to forum software

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All links, links within the forum or links to sites outside the forum?
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Re: Minor change to forum software

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Paul-R wrote:
04 Jan 2020, 21:41
All links, links within the forum or links to sites outside the forum?
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Re: Minor change to forum software

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The bug was in the JavaScript that tells browsers to open external links in a new window, so potentially affected all links in posts.

All real browsers seemed to have correctly ignored the bug, but the Google search bot threw an error, but only on 400 odd pages.