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#11 2020-03-05 21:19:15

Bloke
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Re: Download link (Textile/Textpattern/HTML) doesn't work ... !?

Hmmm. I can only presume that the indexing algorithm that Google uses for smartphones is different to the one they use for desktop. Perhaps to save bytes in the payload they don’t re-request URLs that aren’t fully canonical and try to serve them “as-is”. Just a guess. But quite why a fully-qualified link doesn’t work is a mystery.


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#12 2020-03-05 21:22:27

RedFox
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Re: Download link (Textile/Textpattern/HTML) doesn't work ... !?

Bloke wrote #322083:

But quite why a fully-qualified link doesn’t work is a mystery.

It is … :|

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#13 2020-03-05 21:25:32

Bloke
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Re: Download link (Textile/Textpattern/HTML) doesn't work ... !?

When we serve /file_download/N/filename links I think (you’d have to check on a desktop via the web inspector Network panel) that it does a redirect to the real file. Can’t remember if it does, or if it silently reads the file contents in the background after incrementing the download counter and serves it directly. If it does a redirect, maybe the mobile search engine isn’t honouring that.

Do you have the luxury of a web inspector panel on your smartphone so you can maybe see what Google’s querying and whether it’s getting through?


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#14 2020-03-05 21:30:53

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Re: Download link (Textile/Textpattern/HTML) doesn't work ... !?

Yes, I can … but I’ll give it a go tomorrow … zzzzzzzzzz.

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#15 2020-03-06 09:42:27

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Re: Download link (Textile/Textpattern/HTML) doesn't work ... !?

I tried to use Safari’s web developer on my MBP to invest the page in Safari on my iPhone, but it doesn’t work. I’m not the only one after consulting the web … :(

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