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I edited this answer with an improved version today:
Function to INSERT dynamic list of columns in multiple tables

When trying to submit I got an error message from the link validator:

Links to ... are not allowed

Consider the screenshot:

screenshot of misleading error msg

Took me some time to figure out that the broken one was actually link [2], not [4].
Two aspects of the error message were confusing:

  • It pointed to a valid, unrelated link.
  • It referred to the wrong number in the appended link list.

It looks like the validator got confused by the later appearance of a correct instance to the same URL?

Note that the missing 5 for the last link is just an artefact from my attempts to debug the problem. I got the same error message with 5 present.

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    It did point to the right link, it just unencoded the http://%20%20%5B4%5D:%20 part in the message (which wasn't helpful of it) – Tim Stone Jun 16 '13 at 16:06
  • @TimStone: Ah, I see now: http://%20%20%5B4%5D:%20 is just URL-encoded http:// [4] ... tricky :). Well, unecoding wasn't really helpful, I can subscribe to that. – Erwin Brandstetter Jun 16 '13 at 16:12
  • @TimStone: So .. delete the question or leave it as a reminder that decoding URLs may not be helpful? – Erwin Brandstetter Jun 16 '13 at 21:02
  • Well, I do think it's a bug that the message doesn't match your actual input, so I'd leave it in the hopes that they'll fix it. – Tim Stone Jun 16 '13 at 21:19

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