On this tab, you can perform a check for broken links on the page selected in the content tree, specifically of its version displayed in the currently selected view mode (Preview or Live site). Please note that even if you navigate to some other page in the preview or live site mode using links on displayed pages and then switch to the Validate tab, actions performed on this tab will still be related to the page selected in the content tree.
Only links within <a>, <img>, <script> and <link> elements are checked by the link checker.
The following actions are available in the top row:
• Validate - performs validation of links on the page currently selected in the content tree and displays validation results below.
• View source - opens a new pop-up windows where source code of the page selected in the content tree will be displayed.
The following actions are only available after performing validation which showed that the document contains broken links:
• Show results in new window - displays validation results in a new window.
• Export to Excel - exports validation results to an Excel spreadsheet (in XLSX format).
If some broken links are found on the page, a grid with these links is displayed in the main area. You can see the following information about each broken link:
•Status code - HTML status code returned when the link is accessed. Statuses of redirected links are shown for each page within the redirection (e.g. 301 -> 200, 301 -> 301 -> 404, etc.).
•Type - W is shown when the link is redirected to a different location (301 status code), E is shown when the link is broken (404 status code).
•Error message - message providing details about the link issue.
•URL - URL to which the link is pointing.
•Request time - time elapsed between sending a request to the link and receiving a response.
More information on built-in validators can be found in Developer's Guide -> Content management -> Validators.