CHECKURL is a free URL checker for Windows and OS/2.
It will validate all external links (ones that begin with "http://"
or "ftp://") contained within html pages to ensure that the links are
One of the biggest problems with linking to other sites is that
either whole sites or some of their pages disappear quite frequently!
We have all seen sites with lots of links, most of which don't work.
There are many options such as spreading link checking for a large
number of links over a period of time.
The program is quite intelligent about detecting page movements and does
not simply rely on server 301 or 302 return codes.
You can also configure some of the "hidden" moves done by some sites as
being acceptable so you won't have warning messages which you always
This program can also check Windows shortcuts and OS/2 Workplace shell
Under windows this means that validating "Favorites" and similar
directory trees of URL objects is easy.
There is a PPWIZARD
header file available to create
commented links from these OS/2 or Windows URL objects allowing
fairly simple drag and drop creation of html links pages which can
have extensive comments (have a look at
my links they were all
created this way - you can remove/modify virtually everything).
If you also use my free html preprocessor
(PPWIZARD) then it can also tell you where in
which source files the URLs exist (not just the location in the html).
Unlike some other similar programs the output is relatively uncluttered
and easy to read and errors can be logged into an error file.