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Re: checklink: very nice

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: 19 Nov 2002 20:10:15 +0200
To: Tex Texin <tex@XenCraft.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1037729451.9414.43.camel@bobcat.ods.org>

> The checklink utility is very nice. Great utility.

Thanks :)

> One suggestion, it would be nice to have an option for the recursive
> descent to only descend to pages on the same domain, or perhaps under
> the same root page.

True, this is on the checklink TODO list, stay tuned.  Part of the
functionality you requested is already in checklink, though it's command
line only for now:

        -l/--location uri       Scope of the documents checked.
                                By default, for
                                http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/Overview.html
                                for example, it would be:
                                http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/

> Great tool though. I was a little surprised that I was missing an id and
> the validation tool hadn't caught that.
> I think a check that links to internal ids, have existing targets,
> should also be in the validation tool...

There has been some discussion about this on the list earlier.  But as
long as the DTDs don't have real rules for that stuff, it can't be
validated, but is considered "lint"-like functionality.  There are some
plans to provide this later, but most of the work on the validator is
targeted to validation at least for now.

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\/ille Skyttä
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Received on Tuesday, 19 November 2002 13:10:43 GMT

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