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Old 10-26-2005, 04:17 AM   #1
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I have just noticed a broken link in one of my websites. I think there is a gremlin that inserts these typos. Dammit, it has been up for a month and no one has told me.

Memo to self: proofread and check all the links on every uploaded page, each time I change anything.

   
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:22 AM   #2
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http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html is the address for Xenu, a free link checker that I have been using for years. The developer has some unusual politics, but ignore that and use his excellent link checker.
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Thanks. Yes I do have a link checker as part of the Homesite package.
But it is important to check that the link is relevant as well as being valid. And of course the typos.

   
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:49 AM   #4
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Thanks. Yes I do have a link checker as part of the Homesite package.
But it is important to check that the link is relevant as well as being valid. And of course the typos.
Richard,

Xenu is worth having. Homesite is handy for link testing individual files, but Xenu can do entire sites. I use it daily.

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Sounds great. Wonder if someone has made anything like it for Mac OSX.

   
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #6
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Richard, I vote with David and Dennis: Xenu is worth having no matter what. I use it regularly. Now fixing the errors it spots... that's another story...

   
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http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html is the address for Xenu, a free link checker that I have been using for years. The developer has some unusual politics, but ignore that and use his excellent link checker.
Mac and Linux users need to know that it is stridently Windows-only.

   
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:58 PM   #8
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Second the Xenu recommendation. Very useful tool.

I must have tried at least half a dozen other similar apps, most of which cost anything from a little to some serious money.

None were as fast, as thorough or as useful.

   
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For Mac OSX?

It's called Virtual PC + Xenu. <g>

   
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Good try, Steve. Good try. <g>

   
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