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Re: [checklink] Preparing for 3.9.3

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 09:28:46 +0300
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1082442526.5301.294.camel@bobcat.mine.nu>

On Tue, 2004-04-20 at 01:06, olivier Thereaux wrote:

> I have just installed LWP 5.79 on qa-dev. Maybe we can check for a day 
> or two whether that causes no problem with either the validator or 
> checklink, and proceed with a beta (with 5.79 installed on w.v.o) 
> within a couple days?

Sounds good.

> I still find it frustrating that the link checker HAS to follow 
> robots.txt and telling users to check links manually, even in non 
> recursive mode, but I reckon I am against the majority here, and I 
> should probably just accept I am wrong and shut up ;)

FWIW, I am not a huge fan of it either.

A doc snippet (and a pointer to it from the "forbidden by robots.txt"
explanation) how to allow the link checker in /robots.txt would probably
be a good idea, I'll look into it.
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