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Bug 29289 - don't report as broken a link that's only in source code
Summary: don't report as broken a link that's only in source code
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: HEAD
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: This bug has no owner yet - up for the taking
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-15 02:33 UTC by Nick Levinson
Modified: 2015-11-15 02:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Nick Levinson 2015-11-15 02:33:08 UTC
The W3C Link Checker, when I entered <>, allowed 10 levels of recursion (more than needed), and set it to send the Referer, said that, because of robots.txt exclusion, it can't check a link that isn't in robots.txt and isn't a link, but is a URL appearing only in the source code of most of my pages. The URL was supplied by Google as part of its advertising program, so I can't change it without probably breaking the advertising service. Since it's not a link, it shouldn't be reported as a broken link.

For this bug report, I guessed the component and the version; the version is actually 4.81.