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Unable to "attach link" w/ Wall Post



5:52 pm on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This is driving me crazy and was wondering if anyone knew about this issue. Sometimes I am not able to attach a link of my website page to a wall post. So yesterday I added the following:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:fb="http://www.facebook.com/2008/fbml" xmlns:og="http://opengraphprotocol.org/schema/" lang="en">

<meta property="fb:page_id" content="{my fb page id}" />
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Example"/>
<meta property="og:title" content="Example: Example Title"/>
<meta property="og:image" content="http://i.example.com/img/image.jpg"/>

Now, when I attempt to attach the page, it displays, "Example:" and looks for the image and finally displays no image.

Also strange, when I attempt to attach the home page, which contains the latest image, it display an image from 2 days ago.

Yesterday when I tried before the og: additions, it found a 404, as if the new page url never existed.

The whole point I opened a facebook account is to post updates from my site so this is driving me crazy. Can anyone help me out here? Or recommend a resource I can go to get help? Thanks.


4:37 am on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Some more info, attaching 1 url is fine, attaching another url doesn't display image as defined by og:image. When I check lighttpd log it displays this:

"GET /img/250/_250.jpg HTTP/1.1" 404

There is actually a phrase, like "keyword1-keyword2" at the start of the filename, and in the og:image definition, and fb is requesting a file without these keywords. Yet it requests it fine for a previous page.

This is mind-boggling to me. Has anyone ever seen this? Does this belong in a different, more technical forum, if so which one? Thanks.


4:49 am on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

It gets even curiouser. If I go to facebook linter tool:

and enter the bad url, it processes everything fine. And then when I go back and try to attach link again, it displays the image fine! I'm going try this out tomorrow to confirm.

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