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.