I am currently creating my first data base driven web site and Im suprised at how easy it is once you get the hang of it. Anyway I have a list of URLS I would like to display on my pages but they are not displaying correctly.
I query my data base and get the results, I have the following url in the database: [externalsite.com...]
Thing is when it gets displayed on the page, the URL to my site is attached to the beginning of the external one. So I get the following link on my page: [mysite.com...] instead of just the [externalsite.com...] which is what i need.
As a general rule, whenever you see that sort of thing, it's because the browser thinks that what you have there is a relative URL that is relative to your current page. Usually THAT happens because it doesn't recognize that there is a protocol prefix at the front (http), which is exactly the case here.