I found a program to automatically check websites for problems:
Xenu's Link Sleuth 1.3.8 (no cost to run, but runs on Windows)
I ran it on www.xemacs.org
a week ago, and it reported just over 2000
errors on the website.
I'm still not sure the exact nature of all the errors or their severity
(I'm suspicious, 2000 errors
seems a lot for a site that mostly works).
After Mike S. wrote xemacs-beta that the website could be worked on
again, I ran Xenu's Link Sleuth
again, and this time (1 hour ago) it found only 1630 or so problems
(still a lot). I noticed all the
references to Alioth are gone, which may account for a good many of the
Some of the errors I see are legitimate problems that need fixed, for
example it reports 27 errors where the
HTML tags (that you jump to, which are supposed to be unique) have
The reports are nice, written in HTML, and not only have the problem
listed, but give a link to the offending page.
It looks like a good tool for a guy to be sure he fixed all occurrences
of a problem.
Maybe somebody has a better program to do this, but I thought I would
mention this one as a useful tool
for fixing bugs on the xemacs.org
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