Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible: /path/httpdocs/news.html
There are a few reasons that can cause this message and this is for people who have ruled out the basics, eg. your symlinks are enabled and the right permissions are applied (but read on to learn about ownership requirements above the directory in question).
So there are a few key things here that cause Apache not to follow symlinks:
The other solution is to use this option in your vhost or htaccess:
#but be warned the above doesn't seem to work sometimes
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