John Pilkington's picture

Referencing ispot nodes

I note that if you include the www.ispot.....node/xxxxxx address for a particular observation within a Word document, for example, you can subsequently "click" on that address and go to that particular observation directly.

However, we have tried including the same node address in a web-site, to identify the range of bio-diversity within our Gwyl Taf project site, but "clicking" on the address then throws up an Error 404 message.

Is accessing my ispot observations from another web-site prohibited or prevented somehow within the ispot set up, or are we just making an error when we try to set up the link.

Any thoughts or advice welcomed.

John

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DavidHowdon's picture

Works for me

See the (temporary) test page at http://freespace.virgin.net/david.howdon/temp.html which includes a link to an iSpot node (example 1 and 3 work, example 2 shows an erroneous hypertext markup).

Are you specifying the link correctly (including the leading forward slashes before the URL).

John Pilkington's picture

Many Thanks

Haven't used the http:// bit so far, so will try adding that.

John

DavidHowdon's picture

You need to specify that

as otherwise your webrowser will try to look up [your URL]/www.ispot.org.uk/node/XXXXX which obviously does not exist.

I'm not a HTML expert but can try to help if that does not work. Perhaps best to contact me off list to avoid boring other users with technical stuff (follow the link below to my website to find my contact details).

John Pilkington's picture

Many Thanks

Thanks David - will incorporate the corrections and let you know the outcome; thanks too for the contact details - just in case more advice is needed. John

John Pilkington's picture

Got it to Work

Many thanks David - was distracted by other things until recently, but adopted your advice above yesterday and the links now work as hoped - John