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Re: [Aspell-user] Aspell Spell Helper produces broken hyperlinks to M-W

From: Krzysztof Żelechowski
Subject: Re: [Aspell-user] Aspell Spell Helper produces broken hyperlinks to M-W
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 20:39:16 +0200
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Dnia piątek, 17 września 2010 o 03:52:25 Kevin Atkinson napisał(a):
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2010, Krzysztof ?elechowski wrote:
> > For example, see submittable [1].  The entry is in the dictionary but the 
> > hyperlink [2] is fake.
> > I am not sure though whether this is an ASH problem or an M-W problem, 
> > compare doable [3].
> There is nothing I can do about it.  I have no idea what words are 
> defined in so I just blindly create a url which will link to the 
> definition, if one exists.

Why, it is technically possible to pass the hyperlink through a server-side 
redirect, and periodically examine the URL visited, storing failures in a local 
database.  The redirector could look up known failures and adjust the ultimate 
result, e.g. trimming "x-able" to "x".

Not that I would push you to do just that, because I do not know whether it is 
legally possible and economically feasible to work around problems in M-W, 
although I would use Wiktionary instead where such problems are more manageable 
(I have notified M-W about the issue, without mentioning ASH as the referrer, 
but I have got no response from them yet and I do not really expect to get 

Just my 2¢, sorry for taking your time from more important problems.

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