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Fix Broken AKC Health RSS Feed

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The AKC Health RSS feed is defective coming in from the AKC (I've submitted feedback about it).

The feed  pointer back to the original AKC source is a "relative URL"  (assumes the target file is on the local server — example "/content/blah-blah") rather than an absolute URL (the fully qualified path to the file, assuming nothing about the starting point — example "http://www.akc.org/content/blah-blah").

This means that when the automatic blog entry is created here on CairnTalk  the automatically created View Source Article link leads to a page not found error message.  Boo, hiss.

However you can easily reach the source article by making a small edit in your browser address bar. Replace https://www.cairntalk.net with https://www.akc.org leaving everything else the same. This is the address that the AKC should be providing in their RSS feed and will take you to the source article on the AKC site, as intended.

I've edited a couple of the entries manually so they work properly, but I am unlikely to keep up with them, so new entries will arrive broken until the AKC adjusts their feed. Also old articles will be broken. I'm not sure how long ago the feed stopped working correctly. 

Here's how to fix it in screenshots.

Bad link, showing CairnTalk as the address

Can_Dogs_Eat_Salmon__-_AKC__Health_-_CairnTalk_net.png

Sorry__we_could_not_find_that_.png

Edit the address in your browser

Can_Dogs_Eat_Salmon__-_American_Kennel_Club.png

 

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