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Daniel Lacroix
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batch wizard and background images

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Hi Albert,

While doing check links in batch I found the following:

Some bad links are not being found when they are background-images.
When checking the file individually, the bad links are found.

Unfortunately, I can't give you a link since they are on our intranet.
I will send you the HTML file for validation.

Thanks.

Daniel.

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Hi Daniel,

The 'Link check' tool or doing a 'Link check only' validation does not support links that are in CSS. Could this be the problem you are having?

I'll make a note to see if this can be addressed in a future update or release.

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Albert,

In this case the background images are define on the page itself using the style="" like in the following example.

<td colspan="2" style="background-image: url('images/backgradient5.jpg'); background-repeat: repeat-y; padding: 3px; border: 1px solid black; width:60%;">

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Daniel Lacroix wrote:Albert,

In this case the background images are define on the page itself using the style="" like in the following example.

<td colspan="2" style="background-image: url('images/backgradient5.jpg'); background-repeat: repeat-y; padding: 3px; border: 1px solid black; width:60%;">
Yes, that is the problem. Link checking links in CSS requires CSS checking and when you do a "link check only" it doesn't do CSS checking and thus doesn't extract the links contained in CSS property values.

How important an issue is this for you? I can try to speed up implementation of a solution if this is a significant issue.

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UPDATE: The v11 next update (v11.0010), which will be out soon, will extract links from url()'s in "style" values when using the 'link check only' function.

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Albert,

This is great!
The reason being I am doing separate reports for
- validation (using validation tool)
- internal link checks (using links check tool)
- external link checks (using links check tool)

Thanks again,
Daniel.

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Daniel Lacroix wrote:Thanks again,
Daniel.
Sure! You're very welcome. I just released v11.0010 today. Can you try it and let me know if it fixes this problem?

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Albert,

Can I download a trial version to test it, since we would need to upgrade our licenses to use V11.

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Daniel Lacroix wrote:Albert,

Can I download a trial version to test it, since we would need to upgrade our licenses to use V11.

Daniel.
Hi Daniel,

Yes, you can try the trial. I just updated it to v11.0011.

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Albert,
The newest version is finding those links.

Note that I had to go to the primary alternate download site to get v11.0011.

Thanks.
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Daniel Lacroix wrote:The newest version is finding those links.
Great.
Daniel Lacroix wrote:Note that I had to go to the primary alternate download site to get v11.0011.
Not sure why... could be a cache issue as I just recently updated the trial to v11.0011.

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