.Permalink not "permalinking"?

I’m sure I’m missing something here, but in the following code in my rss.xml I have

<item>
      <title>{{ if ne .Type "micro" }}{{ .Title }}{{ end }}{{if eq .Type "micro"}}{{ htmlUnescape .Content }}{{ end }}</title>
      <link>{{ .Permalink }}</link>
      <pubDate>{{ .Date.Format "Mon, 02 Jan 2006 15:04:05 -0700" | safeHTML }}</pubDate>
      {{ with .Site.Author.email }}<author>{{.}}{{ with $.Site.Author.name }} ({{.}}){{end}}</author>{{end}}
      <guid>{{ .Permalink }}</guid>
      <description>{{ .Content | html }}</description>
    </item>

Which renders to

<item>
<title>
<p>Testing cross posting from my blog to other services</p>
</title>
<link>/micro/2022-12-27-testmicro2/</link>
<pubDate>Tue, 27 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
<guid>/micro/2022-12-27-testmicro2/</guid>
<description>
<p>Testing cross posting from my blog to other services</p>
</description>
</item>
---

Why are my permalinks being rendered as relative and not absolute?

What’s your baseURL?

baseURL = ""

This has worked for me in the past because it has allowed me to test via localhost. Assuming there’s a better way?

The baseURL should be set to the fully qualified domain, including a trailing slash.

You can still test with Hugo server. It replaces the protocol+host+domain portion of the URL with http://localhost:1313/

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Ah, thank you. That does it and all is well now.

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