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Re: checklink and javascript generated links

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 10:12:37 +0900
Message-Id: <DE400FBD-CD46-4D46-9AC9-5F34040A653D@w3.org>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: "Charles W. Carey" <careycw@adelphia.net>

Hello Chuck,

On 20 Jun 2005, at 10:20, Charles W. Carey wrote:
> The link checker at <http://validator.w3.org/checklink> could be an  
> even
> more valuable service if you offered the option of turning off the  
> flagging
> every use of javascript in links as an error. I make very heavy use of
> javascript to generate addresses. I'm sure most web sites of any  
> complexity
> do likewise. Browsers which don't allow javascript are so lame and  
> outdated
> they are seldom used any more.

I am afraid that search engine crawlers, a lot of corporate-setup  
browsers and browsers embedded in mobile phones disagree with you on  
the last part. As far as I can tell, there are clean ways to generate  
links with scripting without breaking them for non-javascript enabled...

Regardless, could you give us a bit more context and/or examples (the  
address of your site, for instance) for us to see the extent of your  

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