** Changed in: mahara
Milestone: 18.04.0 => 18.10.0
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Broken link checker
Status in Mahara:
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
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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