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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-06 13:14:40

Daniel James wrote:
> On 06/02/2008, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> One of the most common errors are broken links caused by the removal of
>> people pages from the boost tree. Perhaps someone could write a script
>> to replace all of these with a link to the web site, where the people
>> pages still exist. Any volunteers?
> I'll do this. I've already started on a branch at:


I think the script is working OK, so the release snapshot inspection
report should be renewed every night. The script is scheduled to start
running at 2AM east coast US time.

> I was changing the links to the location on the beta site and was
> waiting for it to be ready for release. But it'll probably be better
> to link to the current location and make sure that the redirects work
> on the beta site for when it's released.

The link checker currently only checks relative links within the boost
snapshot tree, and doesn't validate external links. But we really do
want forwarding at the old locations to work correctly, because lots of
books and other long lasting materials refer to them.



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