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RE: Bug: non-working page validates successfully

From: Thanasis Kinias <tkinias@asu.edu>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 11:13:21 -0700
To: "'Terje Bless'" <link@tss.no>, Richard Bingham <R.Bingham@ed.ac.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <A021872EC2BDD411AB3600902746A05501604837@mainex4.asu.edu>
Terje wrote:

> That said, optional checking of URIs, as a separate feature, is something
> think would be a usefull addition to the Validator and which might show up
> at some point.

It seems to me that this is a job for checklink, not the validator.

Much to my surprise, checklink silently corrects the hrefs by escaping the
spaces (%20) and reports no error.  Shouldn't checklink report the link as
broken, since it isn't a valid URL?

Thanasis Kinias
Information Dissemination Team, Information Technology
Arizona State University
Tempe, Ariz., U.S.A.

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