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When LinkedIn throws HTTP result code 999 at you it means it does not like you

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/10/23

LinkedIn is very private about itself which means you have a hard time linking to their content.

Too bad, as they make themselves an island.

I sorted this out a while ago to see why the Press-This and other bookmarking functionalities in web-browsers would fail for LinkedIn:

[WayBackWordPress/press-this: Linked-In URLs do not parse correctly

@kraftbj I found the below ones on StackOverflow and a general sentiment from https://www.google.com/search?q=linkedin%20999%20response is “Using the invalid HTTP response 999, LinkedIn blocks vary over time depending on both UserAgent and IP address blocks including many hosting and cloud service providers”.

–jeroen

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