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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-4806

Amazon URL autocorrect changes valid Amazon artist pages to invalid ones

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: Bug fixes, 2012-08-20
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      See http://musicbrainz.org/edit/17793874 where autocorrection fails and creates an URL that links to a non‐existing page (returns 404).
      It seems that currently automatic Amazon URL correction doesn't consider that the URL might lead to an artist (store) page (like http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kosheen/e/B000APRTKE) instead of a release one.

      http://www.amazon.com/b/?&node=721517011 says there are at least 350 000 artist stores, so it seems like autocorrect should take these into an account. The page also shows how an example how a longer URL is used to link to a shorter one and could be easily autocorrected:
      http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html/ref=amb_link_7764682_1?location=http://www.amazon.com/Carrie-Underwood/e/B0017PAU8Y/%20&token=3A0F170E7CEFE27BDC730D3D7344512BC1296B83&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-4&pf_rd_r=0WX9S8HSE9M2WG1YZJE4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=80631142&pf_rd_i=721517011http://www.amazon.com/Carrie-Underwood/e/B0017PAU8Y/

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              • Assignee:
                nikki nikki
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                sults MS
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                  Bug fixes, 2012-08-20