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Subject: Re: [boost] [doc][geometry][gil][signals] Broken links for Boost 1.70
From: Tinko Bartels (tinkobartels_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-04-20 02:07:44


I also noticed these broken links in the boost documentation for geometry.
It made me wonder, whether there are more dead links in the boost
documentation, so I tried to check that with a JS script. I only managed to
get parts of the website running locally, and I didn't scan older versions
than 1_70_0 recursively, so my results are definitely incomplete, but I did
discover more broken links:

The following documents list pages and below those pages is an unordered
list of hyperlinks on those pages that seem to be broken.

internal links that are probably broken:

external links that are probably broken:

I'm not claiming that these lists are complete or without false positives
but all links on it, that I checked manually, seem to be dead. Maybe the
lists still help to see some broken links that might have gone unnoticed so

Since link rot is natural, I wonder whether it would make sense to implement
some check for this in the CI for the website so that breakages like this
one could be discovered automatically in the future. I'd volunteer to
implement that later this year but only if the general idea is considered
sensible or viable by the boost website maintainers.

Best regards,
Tinko Bartels

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