If you are configuring a Node refering to an external link instead of a Page. You do not need to define the page and just leave the <page-reference/> of the node empty
i leave the <page-reference/> of the node empty ,and now the Link doesn't appear !
Yes, i just had a look in the code and see that this feature does not work anymore ( in GateIn 3.1 GA at least ) so we can consider as a bug.
do you mind to create a JIRA issue for this ?
yes pls, that's very important .