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This distribution contains the W3C Link Checker.

The link checker can be run as a CGI script in a web server as well as on the command line. The CGI version provides a HTML interface as seen at


To install the distribution for command line use:

perl Makefile.PL make make test make install # as root

To install the CGI version, in addition to the above, copy the bin/checklink script into a location in your web server from where execution of CGI scripts is allowed, and make sure that the web server user has execute permissions to the script. The CGI directory is typically named "cgi-bin" somewhere under your web server root directory.

For more information, please consult the POD documentation in the checklink.pod file, typically (in the directory where you unpacked the source):

perldoc ./bin/checklink.pod well as the HTML documentation in docs/checklink.html.

Copyright and License

Written by the following people for the W3C:

Copyright (C) 1994-2015 World Wide Web Consortium, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, Keio University). All Rights Reserved. This work is distributed under the W3C Software License in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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