I have a site hosted on netlify using a custom domain name, built with gatsby that uses continous integration via github.
Everything is working great with my site except one thing that only occurs only on the live site.
To to be clear, this issue does not occur locally, I only see it when deployed on the netlify host.
The issue I am seeing is that anything in the href attribute of an anchor tag is prepended with the domain name of the site so result is that all external links using an anchor tag result in a 404 error.
For example if my site is hosted via netlify with the domain https://mysite.com and I have an anchor tag on my index page linking to an external site like this: Check out this site
When the link is clicked the browser tries to go to https://www.mysite.com/externalsite.com
Of course what I want is the browser to take me to just: https//:externalsite.com
Is there some type of default redirect/rewrite happening? I have not configured any but my deploy log does contain this:
3:25:40 PM: success write out redirect data - 0.001s
Thanks for taking a look at my issue.