Link Checking Features
Our particular implementation of link checking not only checks for broken links but also has these added advantages:
- List of unreferenced items
- List of absent default document folders
- Search engine indexing exclusions
Statistics: can allow authors to manage their web site more effectively. Page count, total number of links in a site, non-web page links, unreferenced items and error count are just a few of the statistics generated by our system.
List of unreferenced items: are documents/pages that are not being referenced by the web site - this feature has the benefit of allowing authors to reduce the space required on their web server.
List of absent default document folders: are folders that do not have a default document. Most web servers, when given a request which does not specify a document name, will display a document listing of that folder. This feature has the benefit of allowing authors to put a default document in the given folder or configure the web server not to display a document list.
Search engine indexing exclusions: is a list of pages that have been built to specify to search engine indexing robot to not index the given page. When constructing a web page it is possible to embed it into a Robots META tag. The Robots META tag is a simple mechanism to indicate to visiting search engine indexing robots if a page should be indexed. The benefit of this feature is to give authors the added security of ensuring that the maximum number of pages, from their web site, are available for indexing into search engines.