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re link checker rudeness

From: Daniel Barclay <daniel@fgm.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 16:07:41 -0400
Message-ID: <40D0A88D.5090800@fgm.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

Regarding the link checker at http://validator.w3.org/checklink:

The link checker "yells" at users:

   What to do: The link is broken. Fix it NOW!

Perhaps it should be adjusted to just tell the user the status (that
the link is broken) and NOT try to tell the user what to do about it
(at least not without a "usually").  (In my case the referenced
resource is temporarily down, so "fixing" it is inappropriate.)

In any case, it definitely shouldn't scream at the user (doubly--with
capitals _and_ an exclamation point).

Daniel
Received on Wednesday, 16 June 2004 16:08:11 GMT

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