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Implemented Original Source URL Check

Discussion in 'AMS Closed Suggestions' started by Bob, Oct 27, 2022.

  1. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    For Items in AMS that have a original source URL field, it would be great to have an URL check on that field...

  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    This feature was funded by @alfa1

    This has been implemented in AMS 2.2.21.

    Works similar to URL checking in Link Directory, with the exception of Article Authors being able to disable URL Checking (as the point of this is to identify problems Original Source URLS so those can be removed).

    STAFF members however DO have the ability to disable URL checking on a per article basis (as requested by @alfa1 , who FUNDED this feature).

    This is CRON based (Hourly) that fetches articles in batches and only processes articles that have Original Source Data with an OS Url set.

    This uses the same HTTP Status Code Whitelist as I use for Link Directory (checking for specific whitelisted 2xx Success codes and 3xx Redirect codes). As with Link Directory, all 1xx, 4xx and 5xx status codes count as failures.

    Just like in Link Directory, when an Article that has an Original Source URL set fails the OS URL check 5 times, that article will be sent to the Approval Queue. The approval queue item will tell the staff member that the article is in the queue because of failed Original Source URL check.

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