TIP ValidateUrlsPlugin is not installed on Foswiki.org.


Validates external Urls in Wiki topics


This extension is best run from the command line, perhaps from a monthly cronjob..
cd foswiki/bin
./rest /ValidateUrlsPlugin/getExternalLinks web=Sandbox
This will generate or update Sandbox.WebExternalURLsReport for the Sandbox web, listing all the url's it finds in the topics of the Sandbox web, listed either as broken, or working (from the point of view of the server).

If you run this rest handler from your browser, it will try to update the topic (assuming you have (admin) permission to write to that web/topic), and it will not attempt to validate the urls.

The topics are set to be viewable only by the AdminGroup, so that there is less risk of exposing url's listed on view restricted topics. This can be changed by setting {Plugins}{ValidateUrlsPlugin}{ReportViewPermission} to the group that you want to allow (set to WikiGuest if you're ok with the list being public).

existing reports

Installation Instructions

Plugin Info

Plugin Author(s): Sven Dowideit - fosiki
Copyright: © 2008,2009 SvenDowideit@fosiki.com
License: GPL (Gnu General Public License)
Plugin Version: 1049
Change History:  
Aug 2009 initial public release for foswiki
Dependencies: None
Plugin Home: http://foswiki.org/Extensions/ValidateUrlsPlugin

Topic revision: r2 - 11 Oct 2009, ArthurClemens
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