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Re: checklink:

From: Ⓙⓐⓚⓔ Wolpert <jake@queernet.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2006 12:20:16 -0700
Message-Id: <469984FD-5059-4134-A814-2278D0B8F42F@queernet.org>
Cc: <www-validator@w3.org>
To: Dmitri Goosens <dgoosens@gmail.com>
What a fun program, totally off subject unless you are interested in  
validating html/xhtml across a linked bunch of pages.

I think you will find this requires programming.

Perl is so last-year. I wrote link-walking programs many years ago!

DOM scripting  (aka ajax among others) would be my choice.

Imagine adding a simple link to a simple html page that could verify  
an entire site, or an entire "collection of pages" across multiple  
domains. Just following the links on that page!

Fun..

Jake

PS
I never heard of "the W3C linkchecker"! What does it do?



On Aug 6, 2006, at 9:26 AM, Dmitri Goosens wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> My name is Dmitri Goosens and I am finishing a master degree in  
> software and web localization at the ISTI (http://heb.be/isti/ 
> isti.htm) in Brussels, Belgium. I have to write a scientific  
> article to graduate. I want to do some research on the existing  
> link checkers.
>
> I have been running some tests with the on-line version and saw  
> that the number of links this version checks is limited. I suppose  
> that if I download it and install it on my computer, there will be  
> no limitations.
>
> I did try to follow all the steps you mention in the instructions,  
> but I am not able to install the program. I am not an Engeneer in  
> Computer Science and thus I have never worked with Perl.
>
> I wondered if you could direct me to a website that explains step- 
> by-step how to install the W3C linkchecker or, even better, explain  
> it to me.
>
> I did install "ActivePerl-5.6.1.638-MSWin32-x86.msi" and have a  
> basic WinXP Pro computer.
>
> Regards,
> Dmitri
>

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