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link-checker commit: Document known issues with libwww-perl 5.76.

From: Mercurial notifier <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:46:54 +0000
To: link-checker updates <www-validator-cvs@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E1Oh1ig-0005W0-ED@blinky.w3.org>
changeset:   28:b1b66151bfc9
user:        ville
date:        Wed Mar 31 19:22:19 2004 +0000
files:       Makefile.PL docs/checklink.html
description:
Document known issues with libwww-perl 5.76.


diff -r 7544bc299803 -r b1b66151bfc9 Makefile.PL
--- a/Makefile.PL	Wed Mar 31 19:07:51 2004 +0000
+++ b/Makefile.PL	Wed Mar 31 19:22:19 2004 +0000
@@ -1,5 +1,20 @@
 use 5.00503;
 use ExtUtils::MakeMaker;
+
+eval {
+  require LWP;
+  if ($LWP::VERSION eq "5.76") {
+    print STDERR <<'EOF';
+
+*** Warning: due to a bug in libwww-perl version 5.76, the link checker
+*** will detect many spurious redirect loops, and may follow redirects to
+*** file: URLs.  It is not recommended to use this version of libwww-perl
+*** with the link checker.
+
+EOF
+  }
+};
+
 
 WriteMakefile(
   NAME          => 'W3C::LinkChecker',
diff -r 7544bc299803 -r b1b66151bfc9 docs/checklink.html
--- a/docs/checklink.html	Wed Mar 31 19:07:51 2004 +0000
+++ b/docs/checklink.html	Wed Mar 31 19:22:19 2004 +0000
@@ -6,7 +6,7 @@
     <title>W3C Link Checker Documentation</title>
     <link rev="made" href="mailto:www-validator@w3.org" />
     <style type="text/css" media="all">@import "checklink.css";</style>
-    <meta name="revision" content="$Id: checklink.html,v 1.9 2004-03-27 19:09:41 ville Exp $" />
+    <meta name="revision" content="$Id: checklink.html,v 1.10 2004-03-31 19:22:19 ville Exp $" />
   </head>
 
   <body>
@@ -127,7 +127,7 @@
 	  <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/CGI.pm/">CGI.pm</a> (required for CGI mode only)</li>
           <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/Config-General/">Config-General</a> (optional, version 2.06 or newer; required only for reading the (optional) configuration file)</li>
 	  <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/HTML-Parser/">HTML-Parser</a> (version 3.00 or newer)</li>
-	  <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/libwww-perl/">libwww-perl</a> (version 5.60 or newer if you want HTTP/1.1 with <code>Keep-Alive</code>; version 5.70 or newer recommended)</li>
+	  <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/libwww-perl/">libwww-perl</a> (version 5.60 or newer if you want HTTP/1.1 with <code>Keep-Alive</code>; version 5.70 or newer recommended, except for 5.76 which has a bug that causes the link checker to detect many spurious redirect loops and to follow redirects to <code>file:</code> URLs)</li>
           <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/Net-IP/">Net-IP</a></li>
           <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/TermReadKey/">TermReadKey</a> (optional but recommended; required only in command line mode for password input)</li>
 	  <li><a href="http://search.cpan.org/dist/Time-HiRes/">Time-HiRes</a></li>
@@ -206,7 +206,7 @@
         alt="Valid XHTML 1.0!" /></a>
       <a title="Send Feedback for the W3C Link Checker"
         href="http://validator.w3.org/feedback.html">The W3C Validator Team</a><br />
-      $Date: 2004-03-27 19:09:41 $
+      $Date: 2004-03-31 19:22:19 $
     </address>
     <p class="copyright">
       <a rel="Copyright" href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright">Copyright</a> &copy; 1994-2004
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