Re: Broken links, are we ever going to address them?

Mark J Cox (
Mon, 23 Jan 1995 16:32:04 +0100

> > Idea 2: rather than the client implementing this, the server can do so
> > instead; when finding a failed URL it can initiated the BROKEN method
> This is my favourite too. Additionally a REDIRECTED method would be useful
> (this could even go so far as to perform an automatic correction :). Having a

I've been testing this automatic correction idea for a while. My server
does a fuzzy match of all the URLs on the site and returns a list of
close matches on a failed URL. Such as: (=/rti/guide/index.html) (=/btl/ or /rti/)

Of course this only traps spelling mistakes and it requires an updated
table of contents of html documents.

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