Clickable links sometimes produce Error 404 (Page not found) or don't do anything at all by the receiving station. Copy/paste of the link by the receiving station opens the page correctly.
https://flic.kr/p/2pwrWko should open a picture of my shack. The receiving station reported the picture did not open and an error 404 was not reported. They were running VarAC V8.4.4 / VARA HF v4.8.3 as was I.
Photo should open on receiving station's browser.
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VARA HF version
VARA HF v4.8.3
What I have done for about a year is send links to photos as a means so stimulating discussions. I find it more interesting to show a photo of my shack than just to say I have a Yaesu FTDX10. I recently upgraded to Windows 11 and simulateously to VarAC V8.4.4 / VARA HF v4.8.3 and noticed an inconsistent behavior in whether a user could see the photo. Oddly, some photos worked fine but another photo that was hosted on the same site with same filetype wouldn't open.I changed the hosting service from Imgur to Flkr which did not solve the problem. Thus, while there are other possibilities, it certainly possible that there is a behavior change possibly in the most recent version of VarAC.I haven't been able to determine a direct cause -> effect.Just to be clear, "sending" a photo in this manner isn't intended to substitute for the ability to compress and send the actual photo which is also a terrific capability of VarAC.