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Re: distribute checklink after this beta?

From: Terje Bless <link@pobox.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 22:18:40 +0100
To: QA Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <r02010100-1032-06649E1C625811D8B26E0030657B83E8@[193.157.66.23]>

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Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi> wrote:

>CPAN distribution name:  Currently the perl packages inside the script
>are W3C::UserAgent and W3C::CheckLink::*, but I think W3C-LinkChecker
>would be good so it is similar to W3C::Validator (which doesn't exist
>yet :) and W3C::LogValidator. […]

Agreed. W3C::LinkChecker is good.


>CPAN distribution dir:  I am fine with using my CPAN dir (account SCOP)
>or something else.

CPAN dir can change as needed (e.g. Perl itself follows the current Pumpking);
using your dir makes sense since you're the one maintaining it.


>CVS organization:  a CPAN-like distribution layout would be good. Should
>there be a new top-level directory on dev.w3.org, or a subdir under eg
>perl/modules/W3C/LinkChecker/ for consistency with LogValidator?

I'm loath to implement too deep directory structures, but in this case I think
it makes sense to keep it under $CVSROOT/perl/modules/W3C/LinkChecker/. Not
the least reason for which is that I foresee the modularized Markup Validator
keeping its modules there while the Markup Validator itself (i.e. check, the
config files, etc.) live on in the «validator» module; at least until the
modularized code is stable, but possibly indefinitely.

We'd best define a CVS module for «LinkChecker» though, so we don't force
people to pull from seven subdirectories deep.



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