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Check image urls for broken links before returning them



I have been using the " main_image_url " ability of discovery to provide a visual overlook to the terms we are searching for.

Obviously, for all content Watson ingests, the link may be removed and hence wouldn't be accessible. To provide a more reliable service it would be useful that image urls specifically, as they are immediately recognised as broken when displayed (appose to links which require clicking), were checked before they are returned.


Yes this issue could be solved on the client/server side but it seems to me that it could aid the service in being more reliable if it wasn't.

  • Alex Goff
  • Apr 16 2018
  • Needs review
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Who would benefit from this IDEA? A user seeing the main url images displayed to them.
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