Using Masks

Masks are often used in the options of Web Link Validator and in the profile settings to select a group of links, files or when you are searching for some text. Masks include regular characters and the following wildcards: '?' and '*'.

The '?' character stands for a single character, while the '*' character stands for zero or more characters. The mask would include the following links:

The mask would include the following links:

Using the '*' character instead of the '?' character expands the number of links matching the mask. page*.html matches all of the following:

The mask* would include all links starting with '', for example:

A mask like */* would include all links containing '/', for example:

Regular Expressions

Web Link Validator supports Perl Compatible Regular Expressions (PCRE).

[RE] pattern

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