October 12, 2007

Link checking tools

Here are some tools used by UM staff to check sites for broken links:

The W3C hosts a simple tool.

Willie N. says: I use httrack. Its mirroring capability is what really makes it a compelling package, and it does link checking at the same time. Of course, it also has an option to only do a link check, and not store an offline archive of your site.

Steve B. was using (but eventually had some problems with) LinkLint.

The School of Public Health uses CheckBot.

Matthew R: the Web Link Validator generates a simple one-page HTML report.

Steve L: "I was using Xenu to scan for broken links, but its not too user friendly with reports.

Collected from a conversation on WWW-SIG.

October 12, 2007 04:08 PM


There's also a Firefox plugin that sounds promising: LinkChecker.

Posted by: kshawkin at May 7, 2008 08:55 AM

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