** Changed in: mahara
    Milestone: 18.04.0 => 18.10.0

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https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1724950

Title:
  Broken link checker

Status in Mahara:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  Implement a broken link checker to prevent people going to web sites
  that may be up for grabs and thus exposing them to phishing, serving
  malware, impersonation.

  Thanks to Vineet Kumar for reporting this.

  I think it concerns primarily links in the editor (TinyMCE and plain
  text) as well as any field where you can enter a URL. External media
  should be fairly safe as domains need to be whitelisted in the
  "Allowed iframes". So having a check for them rather than when a block
  is on a page might suffice.

  Before implementing a solution, the following should be discussed:
  - What do current link checkers offer?
  - Unlink automatically or require admin intervention? If admin intervention, 
will there be a weekly / daily email?
  - If admin intervention, most links will be in user created content though to 
which admin doesn't have direct access.
  - Should links be crossed out and unlinked automatically? That would also 
resolve the issue with posting direct links rather than linking text.

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