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[Bug 1131] LinkChecker should behave sensibly for news:// and irc:// URIs

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:25:56 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1131





------- Additional Comments From ville.skytta@iki.fi  2005-02-23 19:25 -------
I just sent a patch to the LWP mailing list which makes the news:/nntp: support
in it complete enough for link checker use, excluding the case where the NNTP
server's hostname is not present in the URI.  And that case and how to work
around it has been documented in the link checker documentation for some time now.

If my patch is accepted to LWP, I'm not in favour of dropping the feature
altogether.  We could possibly add a special message and short-circuit without
even trying for the no-server-in-URI case.  Or do that only if a default NNTP
server is not defined, but the problem with this approach is that Net::NNTP's
default server resolution is somewhat hairy and not exposed through the API.

Keeping the feature requires no changes to checklink, removing it does :)
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