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Re: Checking "incomplete" URLs

by rob_au (Abbot)
on Feb 18, 2002 at 23:54 UTC ( #146281=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Checking "incomplete" URLs

This is fairly straight-forward to fix - Try changing your validURL subroutine to read thus:

sub validURL { my ($self, $url) = @_; my $req = new HTTP::Request HEAD => $url; my $res = $self->request($req); my $content = $res->content; return 0 unless $res->is_success; return 0 if $content =~ /the page you have requested cannot be fou +nd/i; return 1; }

Note that I have changed the request method from POST to HEAD - The POST method will not be allowed for most URLs (thereby generating your false-negative results) and while this could be changed to a GET request, the HEAD request method will be more successful for all "valid" URLs, irrelevant of the preferred request method.


perl -e 's&&[@.]/&&s&.com.&_&&&print'

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