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rafiq
December 8, 2004, 01:10 PM
Recently I noticed a lot of the Daily Star links on the home page are broken. Can they be tested/fixed?

chinaman
December 8, 2004, 01:45 PM
I noticed that two. Seems like if you they are trying out something. Here's a quick fix worth trying:

Add 2 to the article number part of the url.

Example:

Original url: http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/12/08/d41208040128.htm

Look at the bold part. Try modifying it by adding 2 to the end (d41208040130). Good luck.

Gojamil? :-/

rafiq
December 9, 2004, 12:56 AM
gojamil, indeed!! how'd you figure that out? anyway, looks like the latest link works without having to decipher the code

chinaman
December 9, 2004, 08:59 AM
I noticed the link works for a day or two only. But the url contains the date. So I went to the archive for that date and found my way to the article and compared the two urls. Easy, wasn't it?

It might not work always though. If they continue this, we might have to stop refering to their article.