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Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

>> Have you encountered a bug, gremlin or glitch on TripAdvisor? <<

In this thread tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29092-i65-k5704534 , a hotel is suggested and is automatically hyperlinked. But the link doesn't work.

Residence Inn Maingate in Anaheim, CA (The TA name is "Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate.")

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1. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

I wonder if it's because there are....right after it. I've checked and some things hyperlink, e.g. New York while Paris doesn't (I wonder if it's due to more than one option).

test:

Residence Inn Maingate

edit: sorry, that didn't hyperlink at all.

L4

Edited: 25 August 2012, 05:37
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2. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

Of course, then Paris hyperlinked this time...

This is the name of the hotel (if this doesn't work, hopefully someone else can help you) ~

Residence Inn Anaheim Maingate

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Washington State
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3. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

I think you have to be on that destination page for a hotel to hyperlink, but that's just my guess.

My point is that the hyperlink doesn't link to the correct TA page; it links to nothing.

Some cities link to the wrong city page when there are duplicate names, but that's a different discussion.

Cabarete, Dominican...
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4. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

I think this old issue of automatic hyperlinks on forum posts, which TA has been aware of for a couple of years now, was never totally resolved. Some cities and and business names work; others don't.

Silvia

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5. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

Yes, Silvia, you're right. This is an old bug that we still haven't been able to completely fix. I'm still hopeful our engineers will be able to have another shot at it sooner than later.

Thanks,

Dan

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6. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

Oh heck, I bet TA does this on purpose just to keep us on our toes ;-)

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7. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

Thanks, Dan!

Good to know this one hasn't dropped off of the TA radar...

8. Re: Hyperlink to hotel = "404 Not Found"

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