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I am using Drupal 7. The website I am on was configured previously. My goal is to add an external link to a page. However, i am having trouble. Every link I add to any page is read as a relative link. For example, if I have the following code:

<a href="http://www.google.com/">Google</a>

The URL in the browser becomes: dev.mysite.com/#http://www.google.com But, I want the URL to be http://www.google.com

First, Can i fix this using PHP? Second, Is this something the Pathauto Module is responsible for, or maybe the Rewrite module? Both are enabled on the site Lastly, is it a mod rewrite issue? If so, how would i fix it?

  • How are you adding this link? Is there a link field or are you adding it to the node body? – BetaRide Jun 30 '12 at 9:22
  • No, there is not a link field. It is being added to the node body using the anchor tag. <a href="">text</a>. – Mandeep Jun 30 '12 at 21:59
  • Pathauto would not be responsible for touching any kind of links inside a node body. – Dave Reid Jul 8 '12 at 19:59
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You must have some kind of text filter that is acting on your text see what filters are applied here: admin/config/content/formats

Or you are using a WYSIWYG editor to add the link. If that is ckeditor, you have to set relative links to "Other" rather than http in the link editor.

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