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Detect and warn about documentation with broken links. #507

bos opened this Issue May 24, 2012 · 1 comment


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bos commented May 24, 2012

(Imported from Trac #514, reported by @dcoutts on 2009-03-02)

There are numerous broken links in the haddock documentation on hackage. Some of these are the result of syntactic mistakes in the markup (eg forgetting to escape quotation marks) and some are just plain stale links.

We should have a mechanism to check for such problems and report them to the package author. This would probably involve parsing the html files to look for links. Detecting broken links that are internal to the docs for a single package is not too hard. Broken cross-package links is a bit harder. Detecting stale external links would need to make http GET requests.


tibbe commented May 15, 2014

Closing as there's been no activity in years.

We're cleaning up the bug tracker to make it useful again and are thus closing bugs that haven't seen any activity in a long time. Please re-open (or file a new bug) if the problem reappears.

@tibbe tibbe closed this May 15, 2014

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