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Microsoft KB Archive/173394

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WD97: Check Links Does Not Accept Some Protocols as Valid Links

Article ID: 173394

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173394


The following list describes how the Check Links feature processes various Internet protocols:

   http://     Full check. Verifies that the server can be contacted
               and the page can be retrieved.

   https://    Full check. Does not verify that a secure connection can be

   ftp://      Verifies that the server can be contacted. Does not verify
               that anonymous login will be possible or that the path
               specified exists.

   mailto:     Does not verify that the address is valid or that mail is

   news://     Does not verify the server or newsgroup specified.

   nntp://     Does not verify the server or newsgroup specified.

   wais://     Does not verify the server or path.

   prospero:// Does not verify the server or path.

   others      Reports that the protocol is not recognized, so the link may
               be broken.

   gopher://   Full check.

For more information about the Check Links feature, click the Office Assistant, type "How do I check the links in my document?" (without the quotation marks), click Search, click to view "Learn about managing files and links on Web pages", and then click the double arrow button after "For information about checking links while authoring."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component


The Check Links feature installed with the August 97 Web Authoring Tools Update for Microsoft Word 97 does not recognize some Internet protocols as valid links. This article discusses recognized and unrecognized protocols.

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