Links not working and keep wanting to open the Online Library
If Equipd keeps complaining that it does not know what to do with a link, and offers to open the Online Library, then please follow these steps:
- Make sure you have updated to the latest version 3.7.1 on the App Store. Version 3.7.1 was made available for upgrade for several weeks in May/June 2017.
- Click on “Admin” on the bottom toolbar
- Go to “General”
- Click on “Delete Redirection Links”. If this button is not there, then you are not yet using version 3.7.1.
- Make sure you read the alert message.
Try the links again.
Why did these links break?
Warning: This explanation is not for the faint of heart :)
The first thing to understand is that these are not “normal” links. Normal links go from A -> B. These links are redirection links, and instead go from A -> Z -> B. For these redirection links to work in Equipd offline, Equipd had to detect the link was a redirection link, follow the link from A -> Z and store the final destination as B. Recently all pages on WOL have been forced to being served via HTTPS instead of HTTP. So that added yet another redirection step A -> HTTP_Z -> HTTPS_Z -> B (note the HTTPS). Equipd was following the link to the HTTPS redirection, and storing that … instead following through the 1 extra step to get to the final destination of B. Version 3.7.1 fixes this issue by going from A -> HTTPS_Z and storing B.
I am sure there was a better way to explain that. But hey, if you made it that far, then well done! The main thing is that the issue is fixed now.