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Check link's validity with JavaScript

Posted on 2008-06-23
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<a href="http://www.example.com" id="L523136">Link to Example</a>

Using JavaScript at the bottom of my page how can I test if the link is to http://www.example.com and the link text is "Link to Example" ?

I want False to be returned if either the link or the link text has been changed.
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Below is a function "CheckLink" that should work. Please note the '/' at the end of www.example.com. Firefox at least adds a / to all domains in the href attribute of links, don't know for other browsers.
function CheckLink()
{
  if((document.links['L523136'].href == "http://www.example.com/") &&
     (document.links['L523136'].text == "Link to Example"))
  {
    return true;
  }
  return false;
}

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by:hankknight
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Thank you, agriesser.

Your example works on its own but when I tried to integrate it into my app it does not work in IE.

I posted a question about that here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_23508640.html
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