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Re: checklink: recursively only on own site

From: Dr. Georg Czedik-Eysenberg <www-validator@georg.czedik.net>
Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 19:47:56 +0100
Message-ID: <038501c3d097$c5f40a90$2300a8c0@Schlepp>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003, Ville Skyttä wrote:

>> But the option "Check linked documents recursively"
>> should provide the possibility, only to check links in
>> documents on the same site as the originally entered document.

> This is how the link checker should behave in CGI mode.
> I believe I found out what was causing this, it's links like these:

> http://georg.czedik.net/cgi-bin/link-to.sh?http://www.info-serve2.de/[...]

> Now, our recursion scope was http://georg.czedik.net/, and the above
> link is in that scope.  However, checklink did not check the scope again
> when the URI was redirected to http://www.info-serve2.de/[...], causing
> it to think that we're safely within the scope, and continuing the
> recursion "off-site".

> This should be now taken care of in the CVS revision 3.6.2.23 of
> checklink [1], the scope is now checked both before and after ("after"
> only if "before" was in scope), because I believe that's what most
> people expect.

>> Can you give me some approximate date?

> Not really, soonish(tm) is the best I can do, sorry.  It'll be probably
> at the same time when the next version of the markup validator goes
> live.  It is possible that the new, fixed checklink will be available at
> http://validator.w3.org:8001/checklink (the "beta area") before that
> though.

Any news about this topic?

Happy New Year!

   Georg
Received on Thursday, 1 January 2004 13:48:00 GMT

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