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Re: checklink: code 200.

From: Olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 18:07:45 +0900
To: Pascal <pascal.pignard@wanadoo.fr>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040319090745.GB27014@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>

Bonjour Pascal.

On Thu, Mar 11, 2004, Pascal wrote:
> I don't really understand what is "broken fragment". 

This comes form the term "fragment identifier", which is used for the
part of a URI after the "#" character. These fragment identifiers are
used to reference a particular location in a (HTML) document. 

What checklink is telling you is that it found a link where 
"fragment identifier" (e.g <a href="#example">) that does not refer 
to any "name" or "id" in the document, so the link may not be broken, 
but the fragment is.

P.S: the link checker is relatively clever and manages to understand
broken HTML, but you may still want to use the HTML validator for your
page(s), too. ( http://validator.w3.org/ )

Hope this helps
Received on Friday, 19 March 2004 04:07:47 UTC

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