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CANDIDATE OBJECTS ^

This is just a list of possible objects which could be used for keeping information about links.

link

a link is the full set of information about a link to another infostructure.

we have to be able to store and recover links so that we can later give out information about them.

links contain URLs, result histories etc.

tester

a tester knows how to find out if a link is broken or not

link_updater

not implemented

knows how to take the results of a tester and apply them to a link...

result

not implemented

a result could be what we get when we run a tester

reporter

a reporter knows how to generate a report about the status of links

selector

knows how to filter links.

THOUGHTS ^

do not multiply entities beyond necessity

we need a tester to bundle together testing stuff

we need a link to remember about link information

we need output through reporters

it would be nice to have testers that work on urls only, using options.. this would allow us to share code with people who want to do instant testing.

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