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Discussion on: A Word of Caution Regarding Cross-Posting To DEV

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Saul Hardman Author

Hi Tyler, that seems to have fixed it, yes 👷‍♂️👍

I'm using Firefox btw 🔥 🦊

Quick note on canonical tags:

a) they must be absolute i.e. prefixed by
b) they must be identical on both the DEV post and the original article (right down to the presence of trailing slashes)
c) they need to be <link rel="canonical" href="...">, not <meta>

A screenshot of a malformed canonical tag on

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Tyler V. (he/him)

Oh yay! I'm glad it's working! 🎉

Thank you so much for the tips! I (clearly) have no idea what I was doing with these 😅 This was extremely helpful 💕

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Saul Hardman Author

You're very welcome Tyler! I've banged my head against this very wall so I'm happy to help you avoid doing the same 😅