Re: [htdig] blank Ref: in htdig error reports

Subject: Re: [htdig] blank Ref: in htdig error reports
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 07:32:29 PDT

At 10:11 AM -0400 6/21/00, Patrick Robinson wrote:
>When we run an incremental htdig (i.e. not using -i), we often see
>a bunch of "Not found:" errors that have blank Ref: URLs. So far,
>I've been unable to figure out how this can occur.

It doesn't store referrer URLs in the database. So if it can't find a
URL that was already in the database, it can't give any more info.

>I suspect it might have something to do with a bad URL from a previous
>htdig run being fixed, and now the new page is also found to contain
>bad URLs... but that doesn't really make any sense, does it? :-)

Not quite. That would still have a referrer since the "bad URL" is
now the link to the new bad URLs.

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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