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[Bug 15875] New: The "todo" text for skipped "mailto:" links looks confusing in the summary table

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Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 02:05:36 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-15875-169@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: The "todo" text for skipped "mailto:" links looks
                    confusing in the summary table
           Product: LinkChecker
           Version: 4.81
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: checklink
        AssignedTo: ville.skytta@iki.fi
        ReportedBy: naesten@gmail.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

The online validation report for <http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes>
starts with a table containing the following entry:

> ┌───────┬─────────────┬────────────────────────────────────────┐
> │ Code  │ Occurrences │               What to do               │
> ├───────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────────────────────┤
> │ (N/A) │ 5           │ Accessing links with this URI scheme   │
> │       │             │ has been disabled in link checker.     │
> ├───────┼─────────────┼────────────────────────────────────────┤

But, it turns out that all of the links in question are "mailto:" links, which
aren't so much disabled as they are *impossible* to check automatically (though
it *would* be possible to check that the domains have MX records).

It seems like a more specific message would be a lot less confusing. Something
along the lines of 'Automatic checking of "mailto:" links is generally
impossible.', perhaps?

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