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Why are my OpenURL Resolver links returning a Bad Request - Invalid URL error?

Symptom
  • The error "Bad Request - Invalid URL" comes up when following an OpenURL Resolver link.
Applies to
  • WorldCat Discovery
  • WorldCat Local
Resolution

A "Bad Request - Invalid URL" error means that the OpenURL Resolver link is formed incorrectly. A very common error is to leave off the question mark at the end of the URL prefix (ie. http://<resolver domain name>.com/openurl? vs. http://<resolver domain name>.com/openurl ). Try adding a question mark to the end of your URL and if problems continue, contact OCLC Support.

Additional information

There are steps for managing your OpenURL resolvers in Service Configuration. 

Page ID
14319