How To


Topic Report Broken Links
Date 23-Oct-2013


Every web site of any size has broken links, i.e., links that no longer work.  The most likely cause, particularly when things worked previously, is that the target web page has been moved or deleted.  This is fairly common because no webmaster can control who links to his/her pages and has no practical way of knowing who to contact when s/he makes a change.  Actively managed websites will often leave a dummy page behind with a link to the new location, but this happens far too infrequently.


If you notice a broken link on the WW2 History Club web site, please contact the webmaster.  The problem will be investigated and fixed.  At the bottom of most web pages is a Questions/Problems banner (like the one below) with a link to send email to the webmaster.



The WW2HC web site has been up and running for over 5 years and has over 10,000 links to other web pages and files. The older the link, the more likely that there is a problem.  It is not possible to check things manually.  Approximately once per quarter the webmaster will run a program that scans the web site for broken links.  Broken links will be repaired as found (time and opportunity permitting)

The most recent analysis:

# links checked 10,474
# different domains/sites 1,098
# problems 419



Questions? Problems?  Contact the webmaster or one of the club's steering committee members.

Date Last Updated:  06-Nov-2016

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