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Re: checklink: error report of Anchors and broken fragments ( again )

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:54:39 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <200703202154.40230.ville.skytta@iki.fi>

On Tuesday 20 March 2007, jesse wrote:
> I'm using LinkChecker online from http://validator.w3.org/checklink (
> with default option values ). The checking result for
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html32 show many empty anchors and broken
> fragments ( please see the "Result" list below ).
> But actually , the reported brokens ( for example "sgml: 53" ) are NOT
> a broken at all.
> What's the "list of duplicate and empty anchors" mean ? There're no
> duplicate or empty anchors at line 68 as listed.
> Is there any other options I must offer to get a Right result ? Or is
> it a bug in checklink ?

It is a bug in checklink, thanks for the report!  The good news it that I 
managed to fix it in CVS [0] and it only affects HTML 2.x and 3.x documents.

However, I'm too thick now to understand why it resulted in what we saw in 
(and still see at the moment) - the conditional definition of 
(the "my"-scoped!) $anchor in get_anchor() resulted in anchors always being 
found by the name "intro" in this particular document.  Anyone?

Received on Tuesday, 20 March 2007 19:55:16 UTC

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