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[Bug 29289] New: don't report as broken a link that's only in source code

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Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2015 02:33:08 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=29289

            Bug ID: 29289
           Summary: don't report as broken a link that's only in source
                    code
           Product: Validator
           Version: HEAD
          Hardware: PC
               URL: http://cold32.com
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
          Assignee: dave.null@w3.org
          Reporter: Nick_Levinson@yahoo.com
        QA Contact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
                CC: dave.null@w3.org, www-validator-cvs@w3.org
  Target Milestone: ---

The W3C Link Checker, when I entered <http://cold32.com>, allowed 10 levels of
recursion (more than needed), and set it to send the Referer, said that,
because of robots.txt exclusion, it can't check a link that isn't in robots.txt
and isn't a link, but is a URL appearing only in the source code of most of my
pages. The URL was supplied by Google as part of its advertising program, so I
can't change it without probably breaking the advertising service. Since it's
not a link, it shouldn't be reported as a broken link.

For this bug report, I guessed the component and the version; the version is
actually 4.81.

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