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Curated Lists Can Break When Links Are Missing or Incorrect

Curated Lists with bad or missing links can break.

Published March 21, 2017

The Issue

Curated Lists built using the List Builder component and set to display as Full Content can break when a link is skipped, such as when a new item is added to the list with link text but no URL.

You will see an error like the following and will no longer be able to edit the page:   

Internal Server Error
Cannot serve request to /content/sandbox/test-exploding-list.html in /apps/wci/components/content/list/list.jsp
Exception:
java.lang.NullPointerException
at com.google.common.base.Preconditions.checkNotNull(Preconditions.java:192)

etc.

Workaround

The workaround is to be careful to include a correct URL for each link!

If you do accidentally produce this error, contact us.