Re: Need good tool for verifying links

Subject: Re: Need good tool for verifying links
From: Michael LaRiviere <michael -dot- lariviere -at- NCOMPASSLABS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 15:19:47 -0700

Title: RE: Need good tool for verifying links

This site - - has a PERL script called Webunify that is very useful for converting web documents from Windows to Unix platforms.

It recursively changes all HTML and linked resource file names to lowercase, and then does the same for HREF and SRC attributes.

The only "links" that might require manual editing are those called from _javascript_.

Hope this helps,

Michael LaRiviere
NCompass Labs Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Walter Crockett [mailto:BrufusD -at- AOL -dot- COM]
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 1999 3:02 PM
Subject: Need good tool for verifying links

We have a very large online help system for the tool we document. Several
people had a hand in writing most of it  in Interleaf before it was ported
through HTML Transit to HTML Help. Others were involved in adding a big chunk
of strictly online documentation to it.

Now we need to bring it from Windows NT into UNIX platform, and, among other
things, the case sensitivity of the URLs is causing problems. We need a way
to check all the links in the project quickly and also find out which links
have mismatched cases, ie. image.gif and IMAGE.gif.

Homesite doesn't seem to be case sensitive, and it takes forever on a big
project. I just downloaded the 15-day trial version of Linkbot, which looked
very impressive and was amazingly quick, but it identified hundreds of
apparently good links as bad links.

Anybody have experience fine-tuning Linkbot, or working with other
link-checkers that can handle large projects? There's nothing in the archives
on this.

Walter Crockett

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