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Re: checklink: problems with separators in quiet text output

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 11:45:42 -0400
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <8A60010F-4E7D-4E02-92F5-EBE5687419FE@w3.org>
To: Michael Ernst <mernst@csail.mit.edu>

hi Michael,

Thanks a lot for your feedback and patch. Could you specify against  
which versions of the link checker files your patches and observations  
have been made?

On 29-Jun-08, at 2:10 PM, Michael Ernst wrote:
> 1. checklink omits the "processing http://foo.com/my/webpage.html"  
> output,
> so the output gives no indication of which page the errors are on.

Right. Note however that when there is no error, I suppose the quiet  
switch should filter out all output, shouldn't it? So maybe the output  
of the URI checked should happend IFF there is an error to report?

> 2. checklink isn't actually quiet:  it always prints the
> "----------------------------------------" separator even if there  
> is no
> other output.  This makes it hard to scan the output looking for  
> problems,
> especially if very many pages are being processed.

Indeed.

> The below patch corrects the problems.

Unfortunately it looks like MUAs garbled the patch and made it rather  
unusable (patch -u complains of malformed patch format). Could you re- 
send as attachment rather than inline?

Thank you
-- 
olivier
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2008 15:46:21 GMT

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