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Re: checklink:

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 00:42:03 +0200
To: James freeman <jfreeman@tassie.net.au>
Cc: "www-validator@w3.org" <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <jv7cst00a2rgg0suis20p1begcn8usub7p@4ax.com>
* James freeman wrote:
>If you have a link href="../images/image.gif " that exists in the root of the
>document tree checklink looks for http://www.foo.com/../images/image.gif - this
>fails. However both IE5 and Netscape 4.7 (the extent of my testing) will render
>the image if it exists in http://www.foo.com/images/image.gif  - clearly they
>resolve the link back to root and leave it at that. In practice this link will
>be wrong but still work. You get a 404 with linkcheck which is not completely

RFC 2396 requires checklink to do as it does, looking for
http://www.foo.com/../images/image.gif is the only accurate thing to do.
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