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Automatically checking links in the portal is hard. The problem is, the same page could have multiple URLs that resolve to the same item. Here, both of the following links open a community with an ID of 200:

  • http://server/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=200&PageID=0&cached=true&mode=2&userID=226
  • http://server/portal/server.pt?in_hi_userid=226&spaceID=8&space=CommunityPage& parentid=&control=SetCommunity&PageID=0&CommunityID=200&parentname=

This makes automated crawling a pain, even for Google to some extent.

Today’s Cool Tool won’t really overcome this issue (in fact, nothing short of a “portal-aware” link scanner would, or “Friendly URLs” – hint, hint). But it’s free, and it does a decent job generating useful reports in complex portal environments:

Download it here!

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