Michael De La Rue > WWW-Link > WWW::Link::Tester::Complex

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NAME ^

WWW::Link::Tester::Complex - a careful tester for broken links

SYNOPSIS ^

    use WWW::Link::Test::Complex
    $ua=create_a_user_agent();
    $link=get_a_link_object();
    WWW::Link::Test::Complex::test_link($ua, $link);
    WWW::Link::Tester::Simple::Test($url)

DESCRIPTION ^

This is a link testing module based on the work of Phil Mitchell at Harvard College. The aim is to test very carefully if a link is really there.

N.B. I have done the minimum reasonable edits on the file so that any later improvements can be easily added. This means that the module contains and sections of code which are not relevant to LinkController.

ROBOT LOGIC ^

This system should be controlled by the robot logic of the user agent it uses provided that the robot returns a 4xx response code.

AUTHOR ^

Copyright (c) 2000 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Please see the source code for further details

test_link ^

This function acts as glue between follow_url and LinkController. It returns a constructed HTTP::Response. This will mean that information is lost since we actually often have created the code from another response.

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