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Re: linkchecker's Makefile.PL and CPAN trick

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 17:56:59 +0200
To: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Cc: public-qa-dev@w3.org
Message-Id: <200901311757.01243.ville.skytta@iki.fi>

On Wednesday 28 January 2009, olivier Thereaux wrote:

> I am not seeing any showstopper to pushing LinkChecker 4.4 to CPAN, do
> you see any obstacle to it?

The only thing I'm a bit uncertain of is whether application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml 
should be kept in the Accept header.  Even though it currently in the CVS 
version has a q value of 0.6 (lower than everything except */*), some large 
sites such as Google and Yahoo now decide to serve mobile versions of their 
sites to the link checker.  Even though in my opinion these seem like bugs in 
those sites, I'm not sure if we should willingly let the bugs bite; I suppose 
this would be quite surprising to link checker users.  But then again, at 
least theoretically this could push some sites to improve their content 
negotiation features.  Thoughts?

> Would you prefer doing it or should I? 

I can take care of it, let's say earlyish next week.  The only thing in 
addition to possibly the above I have on the TODO list is 
mentioning "perl -MCPAN -e 'install W3C::LinkChecker'" in the docs.
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