I spotted the problem when I had some issue wiht a merged project. This is what I have:
project A is the master
projects B and C are slaves
Project A has its own topics plus projects B and C as merged projects in the TOC. When I run project a all appears to be great I can select the topics form the slave projects, and links form the slave projects to teh master also work (Master is in baggage of 2 slaves). Exactly as I want. Th eproblem occurs whe you run the slave projects on their own the same to the master fails. with the following message:
The page cannot be displayed
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The link is an external link. When you look at what it is trying to display
The above fails the link below is the one generated when the same page is displayed form the master project
I have tried creating 2 projects from scratch with an external link this also fails.